Tell EPA to cover ‘pre-existing’ cases of fracking air pollution that impact our communities every day!

by TXsharon on October 18, 2011

in EPA

TAKE ACTION: Help patch the hole in EPA’s fracking air pollution rules

Tell EPA to cover ‘pre-existing’ cases of fracking air pollution
that impact our communities every day!

Dear Sharon,

Karen Truelove of Silt, Colorado knows something about air pollution from drilling
Karen Siltlove of Silt, CO knows that
we need stronger drilling air pollution rules

EPA recently proposed new rules to reduce air pollution from NEW hydraulically fractured gas wells.  And they’re a big step in the right direction.

But what about the people that live next to EXISTING wells?  THE WELLS THAT ALREADY FOUL OUR AIR AND CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS?  Well, the proposed rule doesn’t cover “pre-existing conditions”.

…. YET.

With your help, we can fix this. 

The proposed rules aren’t final.  We have until October 24th to tell EPA to cut air pollution from the nearly 500,000 gas wells ALREADY in production.

If the Obama administration can forbid health insurance companies from using “pre-existing conditions” as an excuse not to protect our health, they can dang well prevent the oil & gas industry from using the same excuse to keep polluting.

Tell EPA that their air pollution rule is a good first step, but needs some work.

Send/amend the sample letter below encouraging the EPA to stand strong against industry lobbying and protect the communities that live with fracking pollution right now.


Sharon Wilson, Texas & Gulf Region Organizer
(and the rest of the Earthworks team)


  • Go to the action page
  • Read the sample letter that appears at page bottom, and edit if possible. Customized letters have greater impact.
  • Click “Send My Message” to send your letter to the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • For more information, visit the action page.


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Deek October 19, 2011 at 1:59 am

Nice blog, about air pollution, I also work for prevention and control of air pollution by become a pals, its a it has a pure air lovers society take the pledge and control air pollution work against the threat of air pollution.


Tad Ghost Hole October 21, 2011 at 8:58 pm

This is absurd that we are forced to beg the EPA to do the logical thing. I guess we live in some sort of bizzaro America that doesn’t deserve the new protections the EPA deems appropriate.


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