Petition: Ban Fracking on Public Lands!
Fracking has already caused serious damage to our public lands, particularly in the areas that serve to buffer America’s most precious national parks and monuments. By the end of 2014, oil and gas companies had leases on over 34 million acres of public land, and over 200 million more acres are currently being targeted for drilling.
No amount of regulation will protect us or our public lands from the impacts of fracking. Regulated fracking still results in harm to people's health, accidental spills of toxic waste, air pollution, earthquakes, drinking water contamination, habitat destruction and worsening climate change.
The only way to protect ourselves and our land from the risks of fracking is to ban it altogether.