Many members of our group would be content if a) hydraulic fracturing was banned in karst regions and b) for drilling activities in all other locations, good, solid, stringent regulations and protections are put in place along with the inspector workforce to enforce them.
However, there are others that feel the only solution is an outright ban on fracking nationwide. For example, this group, Food & Water Watch. With all of the recent recognition by state and town leadership of the dangers these processes pose – it might be an angle to consider. Very informative video; sign their petition to Congress:
Fracking is a type of gas drilling that injects millions of gallons of hydraulic fluids – a mixture of chemicals, water and sand – into a well to create pressure that cracks open rock underground, releasing natural gas. This process can deplete and contaminate local water, damage the environment and threaten public health.
We’re calling for a national ban on fracking. You can learn more by watching our short animation below, and signing our petition to Congress.