Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Re: Obama's first big fracking decision

Hi there—The deadline to submit comments on the Obama administration's draft rules for fracking on public lands is this Friday, August 23—and on Thursday, we'll join allies in Washington, DC at a rally to deliver these comments to the Bureau of Land Management.  

More than 125,000 MoveOn members have already submitted comments calling on President Obama to ban fracking on public lands. Can you help us reach 150,000 comments today by signing this petition from our friends at Food & Water Watch, calling on President Obama to ban fracking on public and Native American lands?

President Obama: Don't frack our public lands

Sign the Petition!

Dear New York MoveOn member,

The Obama Administration is proposing new rules for oil and gas fracking on federal lands, including those in the national forest system, federal lands that are near many treasured national parks, and Indian lands.

One of the things that makes America great is our vast and cherished spaces. Millions of acres across our beautiful country are public, but now this land—and many of our favorite iconic landscapes—are under threat from fracking.

That's why I started a petition to President Barack Obama and Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, which says:

I am calling for a ban on fracking on all federal lands.

This land is our land and should be managed for the good of the people, not corporate profits for the oil and gas industry.

The Bureau of Land Management's proposed rules for regulating hydraulic fracturing on Federal and Indian lands are not only weak, but they do not take into account all of the harmful processes required to frack for oil and gas.

The best way to protect our air, water, wildlife, climate and public health is simply to prohibit this inherently dangerous form of fossil fuel extraction on public lands.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

The Obama administration is accepting comments on the new fracking rules until August 23. On August 22, we'll join allies to deliver hundreds of thousands of comments, including yours, to President Obama and Secretary Jewell. Please add your name today!


–Sarah Alexander

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