The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) -- charged with safeguarding our public lands from the worst abuses of fracking -- has just proposed a shocking set of rules that reads like an industry wish list.

Those rules would not stop energy companies from fracking next to national parks, inside national forests, and across millions more acres of treasured lands. Nor would they stop the frackers from drilling alongside drinking water supplies on public lands.

Here are just a few of the places where the BLM is essentially preparing to hang out a sign that says “Open for Drilling:” Virginia’s George Washington National Forest ... Ohio’s Wayne National Forest ... Colorado’s White River National Forest ... California’s Los Padres National Forest. Not to mention lands outside Glacier and Grand Teton National Parks!

Plus: the BLM controls the drilling rights to some 57 million acres of private property -- a vast area as big as Georgia.

So for many Americans, BLM has the power to green light fracking operations literally in their own backyards. Do you think an agency that has cozied up to the oil and gas lobby should decide the fate of vulnerable citizens from coast to coast?

Please help us hold President Obama to his word and protect the American people from an oil and gas industry that is running amok.

Urge the President to impose a fracking moratorium on our public lands right now. With one stroke of his pen he can safeguard our natural heritage, protect our drinking water and shield communities from California to Virginia that sit near public oil and gas reserves.

And call on him to move America beyond all fossil fuels as rapidly as possible, toward a future powered by 100% clean energy. We must do no less if we want to stave off catastrophic climate change.

Thank you for standing with us against the onslaught of fracking.

Sincerely,

Frances Beinecke
President
Natural Resources Defense Council

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telliottmbamsc 6 years 10 weeks ago
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SIGN THE PETITION AT https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=9B87EC428B0FFECC65159D6C7564C020.app340a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3271&autologin=true&s_src=EMOFRKPETBGD1113TR4&utm_source=link&utm_medium=alert&utm_campaign=email

The oil and gas industry is targeting our national forests, wildlife refuges and other cherished wildlands for dangerous fracking -- and the Obama Administration is preparing to let them run roughshod over our natural heritage. Also at stake: the health of surrounding communities and clean drinking water for millions of Americans. Call on President Obama to rein in the fracking juggernaut by imposing a fracking moratorium on all federal lands.

Dear President Obama:

The fracking boom has taken a devastating toll on communities across our country, as oil and gas companies poison our rivers, pollute our air, trample our rights and endanger the health of our families. I am outraged that your administration has failed to rein in this out-of-control industry. And now, your Bureau of Land Management intends to stand aside and let fracking run amok on more public lands -- as well as private lands -- from coast to coast.

You have pledged that our health and environment would not be put at risk by energy development. Today, I call on you to make good on that promise by imposing a fracking moratorium on all federal lands -- one that will last until you protect us from the excesses of the oil and gas industry.

With one stroke of your pen, you can safeguard our natural heritage, protect clean drinking water for millions and shield communities from California to Virginia that sit on public oil and gas reserves.

Please put people before polluters by reining in a fracking industry that is running roughshod over America. And move our nation beyond all fossil fuels as rapidly as possible, toward a better future based on 100% clean energy that will not disrupt our climate or destroy our environment.

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telliottmbamsc 6 years 10 weeks ago
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Read the Book "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco and join me in calling for the IMPEACHMENT OF BARAC OBAMA

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