An anti-fracking bill in Maryland is only several votes away from being passed. Ask a Republican senator currently against the bill to support it so that the damaging practice of hydraulic fracturing won’t harm Maryland’s wealth of natural beauty and resources.
Search Results for: Fracking
Florida could soon have some of the strictest anti-fracking laws in the country thanks to a new bill proposed by a Republican lawmaker who once endorsed the practice. Sign the petition and thank the politician for taking a stand for her constituents and the future of her state.
A very fragile desert environment could be subjected to the dangers of fracking, unless a proposed bill is passed prohibiting fracking in this precious ecosystem. Sign the petition to voice your support for this protective and proactive measure.
The German government has enacted tougher regulations on fracking through 2021. However, fracking shouldn’t only be regulated. It should be banned. Demand that the German government take its action a step further and ban fracking forever.
Over 4,000 complaints alleging water contamination in areas near fracking operations have been filed in Pennsylvania since 2004. Sign the below petition calling on the Department of Environmental Protection to fully address the water quality concerns of those it serves.
The EPA has acknowledged that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can cause water contamination and has highlighted the fact that this contamination can occur at every stage of the process. Applaud the EPA for finally releasing this report about fracking and its impact on our water.
A fracking company is about to start exploring for shale gas in preparation for beginning toxic drilling. Given that 85 percent of known fossil fuel resources must stay in the ground to prevent catastrophic climate change, discovering new resources is incompatible with fighting climate change. Demand an end to fossil fuel exploration.
Four fracking wells have been approved in a local community, overturning the town’s rejection of this project. This represents a threat to local democracy and environment, as well as the fight against climate change. Demand a halt to the project.
In the wake of the recent 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Oklahoma, state regulators have ordered the closure of 37 wastewater disposal sites. These sites, where wastewater is injected deep into the ground, have been linked to an increase in seismic activity. Applaud these closures.
Fracking has been banned in Victoria, Australia. Applaud the move, which will protect both the environment and public health as well as set an example for other localities to ban the hazardous practice.
People living near fracked gas sites are more likely to be affected by severe health problems, according to a new study. Demand that Pennsylvania ban fracking to protect the well being of their citizens.
Fracking has been proven to be more dangerous than coal in both the emissions it emits and the pollutants it releases into our air and water. Demand that the EPA bans fracking to prevent the Earth from reaching “climate catastrophe.”
Fracking has been linked to increased asthma attacks in Pennsylvania. This data adds to the growing body of evidence that shows the negative impact of fracking on public health and safety. Demand an end to fracking in Pennsylvania.
A federal judge has ruled that the federal government does not have the authority to regulate fracking on public and tribal lands. This threatens to roll back all environmental regulations for fracking. Demand an end to fracking on public lands.
A massive cover-up of impacts from methane emissions was orchestrated within the EPA, according to a recent complaint. This has jeopardized our environmental security. Tell the EPA to institute a zero-emission goal for methane to safeguard our future.
Offshore fracking will be allowed to continue after federal agencies declared that the practice has a “minimal” impact on marine environments that include dolphins and whales. Denounce these suspicious findings and demand a new, independent study be conducted on ocean fracking.
Communities have been banned from regulating the toxic practice of fracking in Colorado. Sign this petition to support cities’ rights to protect the public from fracking.
A river was lit on fire in a viral video, which shows just how much methane has leaked into the water, likely from fracking operations. Despite this environmental catastrophe, the government has done nothing. Demand action to stop this dirty fracking.
A nonpartisan organization that produces research on the effects of fracking on water quality has been stripped of its funding. Demand that the funding is restored.
Fracking could be made easier for drilling companies, threatening environmental safety, by new regulations in the U.K. A vague definition used in the regulations covers only a small percentage of actual fracking cases. Stand up for the protection of the environment and speak out against Prime Minister Cameron’s encouragement of a harmful practice.
Fracking has been definitively linked to water contamination in Wyoming, with reports of contaminated water near fracking sites across the country. However, fracking operations are not regulated with regards to the safety and purity of nearby water sources. Sign our petition and ask President Obama to regulate fracking.
Fracking has been linked to earthquakes, water contamination, and higher carbon emissions in Western Canada, and it is fundamentally incompatible with fighting climate change. Ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban fracking and make Canada a leader in the fight against climate change.
The New York City Council could ban fracking byproducts in city limits. The bill will amend legislation in New York to ban the use, sale, distribution and disposal of any and all fracking waste in the city. Applaud the introduction of this bill to protect the health and environment from this dangerous practice.
Rather than taking action to stop environmental damage from fracking pollution in Wyoming, the EPA chose to ignore it and walk away. Sign the petition to criticize EPA’s inaction and demand they uphold their responsibility to protect the environment.
Thousands of people had to remove their children from local schools and leave their homes because of a massive and toxic gas leak, equivalent to the emissions of 572,000 cars in a year. Demand a more immediate response to gas leaks and an end to the destructive and toxic practice of fracking.