Fracking is a type of gas drilling that injects millions of gallons of hydraulic fluids — a mixture of chemicals, water and sand — into a well to create pressure that cracks open rock underground, releasing natural gas. This process can deplete and contaminate local water, damage the environment and threaten public health.
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President Obama and U.S. Congress:
Please support a national ban on fracking.
I urge you to protect our drinking water by implementing a federal ban on hydraulic fracturing, or natural gas fracking.
The toxic results of using hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas have led to the contamination of drinking water, cattle being quarantined, and dangerous explosions in states across the country, among other issues. In order to protect our essential water resources, we need a national ban on fracking.
I urge you to protect your constituents by calling for a national ban on hydraulic fracturing.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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