Tell the Bureau of Land Management that they should protect public lands, not polluters.
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The Trump administration is trying to remove environmental protections that would shield public and tribal lands and water from the worst effects of fracking.
The Bureau of Land Management’s fracking rule was created to make sure that fracking well construction protects local water supplies, ensure that the fluids that flow back to the surface because of fracking are managed responsibly, and provide public disclosure of the chemicals used in fracking. Removing safeguards only benefits Trump’s oil industry buddies.
Fracking injects millions of gallons of fluids and chemicals directly into the earth. A 2011 study by the House Committee on Energy identified more than 700 chemicals used in fracking, including benzene, acrylamide, ethylene oxide, bisphenol A (BPA), and formaldehyde — all well-known carcinogens.
Fracking can Contaminate Drinking Water (Scientific American)
EPA reverses course, highlight fracking contamination of drinking water (APM reports)
Fracking flowback may lead to contaminated groundwater (Nature World News)