Perhaps you’ve heard of it? It’s one way we can get natural gas out of the ground. Whatever your feelings on it, let’s agree on this: Frackers shouldn’t be allowed to mix diesel with the water, sand, and other chemicals injected into the ground to break up shale and release the gas.
Diesel’s nasty: It contains chemicals like benzene, a carcinogen, and it shouldn’t be anywhere near our water. Thousands of wells have been drilled using diesel and this puts drinking water sources at risk. Help us make sure diesel can’t threaten our water, by keeping it out of fracking: http://bit.ly/IJ70eA
Hey! For 40 years we’ve been working to protect things like this. We’re this close (if you could see us, we’d be holding our thumb and index finger a couple inches apart) to protecting drinking water for 117 million Americans. That’s a third of us, and currently, the wetlands and streams that feed into sources for that drinking water are at risk because of some complicated, confusing court rulings and Bush Administration policy. President Obama is working to finalize new policy to remedy the situation. Congress is trying to get in the way. You can do something about it - send a message to your Congressperson tell them to #ProtectCleanWater: http://bit.ly/Lv5tpq