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. It's impossible to make fracking safe, but these safeguards would be an important first step in protecting the health and safety of local communities, tribes, and our public lands -- and removing them is a dangerous step backward that would only benefit 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.
Tell the Bureau of Land Management that they should protect public lands, not polluters. Submit your public comment now.
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