Fracking is incredibly dangerous for workers operating drilling sites.Fracking jobs regularly expose workers to numerous toxic chemicals and fracking sites that operate 24 hours a day.Workers are paying the price — daily life on the job puts their health at risk, and accidents and explosions regularly take lives. These are not the long-term sustainable jobs people deserve.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is failing to protect workers from the dangers associated with fracking. We must re-build energy systems around real solutions — efficiency, conservation and renewables — that will create not only more jobs, but safer jobs for workers.Sign below to call on OSHA to protect workers from the dangers of drilling and 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:
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