This seems important enough to share. Thanx to my friend Honey for sending it.
Below is an email from Sarah Alexander of the organization Food & Water Watch. Sarah started a petition on the MoveOn website, where anyone can start their own online petition.
Dear New York MoveOn member,
The Obama Administration is proposing new rules for oil and gas fracking on federal lands, including those in the national forest system, federal lands that are near many treasured national parks, and Indian lands.
One of the things that makes America great is our vast and cherished spaces. Millions of acres across our beautiful country are public, but now this landâ€”and many of our favorite iconic landscapesâ€”are under threat from fracking.
That’s why I started a petition to President Barack Obama and Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, which says:
I am calling for a ban on fracking on all federal lands.
This land is our land and should be managed for the good of the people, not corporate profits for the oil and gas industry.
The Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rules for regulating hydraulic fracturing on Federal and Indian lands are not only weak, but they do not take into account all of the harmful processes required to frack for oil and gas.
The best way to protect our air, water, wildlife, climate and public health is simply to prohibit this inherently dangerous form of fossil fuel extraction on public lands.
The Obama administration is accepting comments on the new fracking rules until August 23. On August 22, we’ll join allies to deliver hundreds of thousands of comments, including yours, to President Obama and Secretary Jewell. Please add your name today!
This petition was created on MoveOn’s online petition site, where anyone can start their own online petitions. Food & Water Watch didn’t pay us to send this emailâ€”we never rent or sell the MoveOn.org list.
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