Two days ago, a fracking well in Canton, Pennsylvania exploded, spilling thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals over farms, fields and the private property of local families. The chemicals even flowed into a creek that connects to the Susquehanna River.
Unfortunately, because of Dick Cheney's Halliburton loophole for the oil and gas industry, the corporation that runs the well, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, is under no legal obligation to pay for their mess or for the medical expenses of the people that may suffer health problems as a result.
Today, on Earth Day, it is more important than ever that we re-double our efforts to pass the FRAC Act in Congress and hold the oil and gas production industry to the same standards as any other industry to ensure the safe protection of America's drinking water.
Join the campaign to Stop Fracking Now.
For the last two weeks, hundreds of DFA volunteers have been carrying petition sheets to Earth Day events in their communities, going to their neighbors' doors, attending local meetings, standing outside of grocery stores, and asking their co-workers, their family, their friends and everyone they know to sign our petition calling on Congress to pass the FRAC Act this year.
Larry, we set an ambitious goal to gather 100,000 signatures by the end of this weekend. However, I'm proud to say we are close to reaching our goal -- and with your help right now, I know we'll get there.
It's time to hold the oil and gas production industry accountable. It's time to regulate fracking under the standards of the Clean Water Drinking Act and ensure the safe protection of America's drinking water nationwide.
Working together, we will prove that we can protect our communities from the disastrous effect of corporate greed.
Add your name right now.
Thank you for being a part of this campaign.
Gregg Ross, Political Campaign Manager
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