President Obama: Veto the Dirty Energy Bill!

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The Senate just passed the "Energy Policy Modernization Act”a bill that would keep us addicted to fossil fuels — so it's up to President Obama to stop a bad bill like this from becoming law.

While virtually ignoring renewables like wind and solar, and gutting some useful energy efficiency programs, the bill expedites approval for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities to ship more fracked gas abroad.
 
Not only would increased fracked gas exports put more communities in harm's way, we are also running out of time to act to limit the impacts of climate change. Fracked gas is yet another fossil fuel keeping us on a path toward even more dramatic climate change.
 
Any effort to modernize energy in the U.S. should decrease our reliance on fossil fuels and increase our use of truly clean renewables like wind and solar.


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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 [President Obama],



I urge you to veto any legislation that locks us into dependence on fossil fuels, instead of expanding renewables and energy efficiency.

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