Help patch the hole in EPA's fracking air pollution rules
Karen Truelove of Silt, Colorado knows something
about air pollution from drilling
EPA recently proposed new rules to reduce air pollution from NEW hydraulically fractured gas wells. And they're a big step in the right direction.
But what about the people that live next to EXISTING wells? THE WELLS THAT ALREADY FOUL OUR AIR AND CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS? Well, the proposed rule doesn't cover "pre-existing conditions".
With your help, we can fix this.
The proposed rules aren't final. We have until October 24th to tell EPA to cut air pollution from the nearly 500,000 gas wells ALREADY in production.
If the Obama administration can forbid health insurance companies from using "pre-existing conditions" as an excuse not to protect our health, they can dang well prevent the oil & gas industry from using the same excuse to keep polluting.
Send/amend the sample letter below encouraging the EPA to stand strong against industry lobbying and protect the communities that live with fracking pollution right now.
- Read the sample letter at right and edit the letter text and subject header if you are able. Customized letters have a greater impact!
- Click "Send My Letter!" to send your letter to the Environmental Protection Agency.
For More Information:
- Environmental Protection Agency: Oil and Natural Gas Air Pollution Standards. Official page with the draft proposal, background info, and audio of earlier public meetings on the proposal.
- Earthworks: Background and talking points on the EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Air Pollution Rule. Fact sheet.