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President Obama: Ban Fracking on Public Lands

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President Obama: Ban Fracking on Public Lands

To be delivered to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

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.
There are currently 61,142 signatures. NEW goal - We need 75,000 signatures!

Petition Background

One of the things that makes America great is our vast and cherished spaces. Millions of acres across our beautiful country are public, but this land, and many of our favorite iconic landscapes, are under threat from fracking.

The Obama Administration recently proposed new rules for oil and gas fracking on federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) — including those in the national forest system, and federal lands that are nearby many treasured national parks.

Fracking, defined as the combined process of drilling, fracturing, processing, disposing of waste and transporting oil and gas, has not been proven safe, yet fracking operation continue to be approved putting our public health and environment at risk.

The agency's mission is "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations." Fracking clearly conflicts with this mission. Sign the petition to ban fracking on public lands.

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