Hannah Beasley, Ty Lofton, Taylore Moody, & Cristina Ramirez
Each fracking job requires 3 to 9 million gallons of water.
Fracking poses a significant threat to the integrity of the groundwater and ecosystem it affects.
If the fracking fluid is captured and contained, flow back must then be treated and/or disposed of. If not done responsibly, this can be a dangerous process for both ecosystems and public health.
CALL TO ACTION
There have been some steps in the right direction, such as the New York Court of Appeals decision allowing towns to ban fracking, but federal legislative action regulating the natural gas industry will be needed to make sure the trajectory of this energy industry does not have catastrophic impacts on our earth and public health. The Earth Day Network hopes to see a productive congressional response to the EPA’s 2014 fracking study, as well an American populace knowledgeable of fracking’s climate and groundwater impacts.
Encourage people to stop fracking so we can enhance water supply!