Protect New Mexico from Devastating Consequences of Fracking

Target: State Senator Joseph Cervantes, New Mexico

Goal: Ban fracking projects in New Mexico until 2025.

A four-year ban on new fracking permits in New Mexico may protect thousands of acres of pristine land and millions of citizens from toxic chemical exposure. As a fracking ban bill makes its way through the state’s senate, sign the petition to show your support.

A fracking ban bill, co-sponsored by Democratic State Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, would pause the issuance of all new fracking permits through the year 2025. This pause will help protect the state’s land and citizens while giving researchers time to study fracking and its consequences. Many other states have already banned fracking, having argued that it causes water and soil pollution, kills animals, sickens humans, and even causes earthquakes, all while oil and natural gas companies make millions off this suffering.

The bill narrowly passed the state’s Senate Conservation Committee and now heads to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by State Senator Joseph Cervantes who has previously opposed the bill. Sign the petition to ask that Sen. Cervantes reconsider his opposition and vote to protect his constituents from this exploitative industry.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Cervantes,

Banning fracking in New Mexico would preserve thousands of acres of pristine land from desecration and millions of constituents from water pollution, toxic exposure, and even illness. You have previously opposed this legislation due to the economic impact it may have on the state.

New studies indicate that more Americans oppose fracking than support it. Pausing fracking until 2025 will help give researchers time to understand the long-term economic and environmental side-effects of this practice. I ask that you reconsider and put the health of your citizens above the profit of big oil corporations.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Kate Ausburn




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