TAKE ACTION – Tell Congress to Force Disclosure of Toxic Drilling Chemicals
by Brian Turnbaugh*, 8/5/2009
A controversial natural gas drilling technique is suspected of contaminating drinking water across the country, but more research cannot be done because the drilling companies won't disclose what toxic chemicals they are pumping into the ground. Congress is now considering legislation that would force drillers to disclose what chemicals they are using, but it needs our support against Big Oil and Gas.
Earthworks, a nonprofit advocate for more accountable and less destructive mining and drilling, has launched a campaign to pass the FRAC Act, a bill that would close the so-called "Halliburton loophole" in the Safe Drinking Water Act that allows oil and gas drillers to inject hazardous materials directly into or adjacent to underground drinking water supplies, with no accountability.Hydraulic fracturing is used in more than 30 states, from