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Tell the BLM to Establish Strong Rules for Fracking on Public Lands
Photo courtesy of EcoFlight
Sign this petition to tell the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to issue strong rules for federal fracking leases on public lands.
Signing this petition sends an email to Mike Pool, acting director of the BLM, and the Department of Interior. The BLM's draft rule on fracking is a start and long overdue, but as long as fracking is occurring on public, Indian or split estate lands, the oil and gas industry should be held to the highest standards. The BLM's rules should be a model for the nation that protects communities and the environment.
This petition unites the voices of Americans who demand our leaders take seriously the threats posed by fracking by establishing rules that protect our communities, water, air, wildlife and biodiversity.
Endorsing Organizations: Natural Resources Defense Council, Buckeye Forest Council, People's Oil & Gas Collaborative—Ohio, American Rivers, EcoFlight, Heartwood, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, Sustainable Obtainable Solutions, Arkansans for Responsible Gas Development, Community for Sustainable Energy, Oil Change International, Frack Files Greeley, Women's International for Peace & Freedom Greeley, Occupy Greeley, 350 Greeley, Interfaith Power and Light, Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley, Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community, Riverkeeper, Wilderness Workshop, Earthworks, Wild Virginia, Denver Community Rights, TEDX, Citizens for a Healthy Community, Allegheny Defense Project, Denver Community Rights, Grassroots Coalition for Environmental and Economic Justice
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