Petition - Tell PA Governor Wolf to Protect the Health of Pennsylvanians

Dirty fracking water from New York Crossroads Rally
Craig Stevens with tap water from Dimock, PA.

Pennsylvania is one of the most heavily fracked states in the U.S., and residents are paying the price with their health.

A recent study shows that people living in heavily fracked areas are hospitalized for heart conditions, neurological illnesses and other health concerns at significantly higher rates than people living in areas without fracking.

Add this to recent revelations that the Pennsylvania Department of Health was failing to address fracking-related health complaints, and you have a real public health disaster.

Sign below to call on Pennsylvania Governor Wolf to stop fracking and to come up with a plan to help people already impacted by fracking.

Learn more about fracking

Fracking and other unconventional methods of extracting oil and natural gas come with intensive drilling and mining, massive amounts of toxic waste, air pollution and pervasive infrastructure that threatens our essential food and water resources.

To frack a well, operators mix millions of gallons of water with tens of thousands of gallons of chemicals, including some known to cause cancer, and then pump it all into the earth at extreme pressure to try to break up rock formations so oil and natural gas might flow.

Drilling and fracking:

  • require millions of gallons of water for each well, competing with farmers for local water supplies.
  • produce massive amounts of toxic and even radioactive waste with no good disposal options.
  • contaminate sources of drinking water as a result of disposal problems and the thousands of leaks and spills every year.
  • can lead houses and water wells to explode, due to contamination from methane and other harmful gases.
  • bring untold costs to local communities, from declines in agriculture, real estate and tourism to road damage, public health problems and increased demand for social services.
You can find more information in our reports and fact sheets on our site: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/fracking/

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Dear Governor Wolf,



I call on you to protect the health of Pennsylvanians by imposing a statewide moratorium on fracking and putting forward a plan to help those who have been impacted by fracking.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]