One of the things that makes America great is our vast and cherished spaces. Millions of acres across our beautiful country are public, they belong to us -- the American people. But this land, and many of our favorite iconic landscapes, are under threat from fracking.
The Obama Administration recently proposed new rules for oil and gas fracking on federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) -- including those in the national forest system, and federal lands that are nearby many treasured national parks.
The BLM's proposed rules are weak, at best, and pave the way for corporate profits at the expense of our American treasures and essential resources.
The BLM is seeking public comments on the proposed rules. Tell them 'Don't Frack Public Lands!' The deadline for submitting comments is August 23rd so please add your name today.
Dear [decision maker],
Comment: Document ID BLM-2013-0002-0011
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 proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing on Federal and Indian lands are too weak. 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.
The Bureau of Land Management's proposed rules for regulating hydraulic fracturing on Federal and Indian lands are not only weak, they do not take into account all processes required to frack for oil and gas.
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