Some groups are having a national call day to ask President Obama to stop fracking. …like he can do that.
- President Obama does not have the the ability to implement a ban on fracking.
- It’s not just fracking but the whole process of drilling that is problematic. (Remember that factoid given to us by the Denton Record Chronicle’s “Citizen of the Shale series?” In Practice lays waste to land we learned that 1.2 barrels of waste is generated for every foot they drill. That’s potentially toxic waste that has nothing to do with fracking and they are spreading it on our farmland.)
But we support the grassroots efforts on this action and I plan on making a call to the White House myself. My call will have a different ask. I will ask him to deliver on his campaign promises to “…end the tyranny of oil,” and to move us toward a clean energy economy. I’ll ask for help in passing tough regulations at the Federal level so states like Texas, where industry has TEXAS SIZE influence over our lawmakers, have a chance for a healthy environment. I’ll ask for a fully funded EPA.
If you want to call in and let the president know how you feel about drilling or fracking, here is the information:
Today, Tuesday, September 13th, call the White House at 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 between 9 am and 5 pm EDT.
Here is a message from Josh Fox:
After participating in some very powerful and successful events at both the Tar Sands Action at the White House (see video here), and in Philadelphia at the Shale Gas Outrage Rally where 2000 people gathered to oppose fracking, we’re pleased to announce Josh won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming!
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Don Young says
Agree on points #1 and #2. The point of the call is to let the President understand the extent of the opposition to fracking, to get his attention, to keep our voices raised against industry hype, to keep people engaged in the process of democracy. I think we all understand that drilling is a multi-headed beast that we will keep fighting for awhile.
I work for a place that sends sand to the oil feild if frCking where stopes jobs would be lost I live in a motorbike and If fracking where to stop I wouldn’t have a job more Many other people I don’t make alot but what I to keeps my Rv on a lot and Food on our table and thAts a lot
Robert, I understand the need to have a job. I have been in that position myself. Do you understand that fracking and drilling for natural gas is making people sick and contaminating they land, air and water? Are we supposed to trade our health for your job?
I think the solar industry is going to provide lots of jobs very soon. Get ready.