Resist Fracking and Mountaintop Removal
We can't drink money. We can't breathe money. We can't grow healthy crops in money. Yet we're behaving (or our government is) as if we believed such absurdities are possible.
- The Appalachian Communities Health Emergency (ACHE) Act (H.R. 5959) would put a moratorium on mountaintop-removal coal mining and its destruction of ecosystems and human health. This act would help people in some of our poorest regions who are suffering from birth defects, cancer, and chronic heart, lung, and kidney disease.
- The Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act (H.R. 1084, and S. 587) would repeal the Halliburton Loophole of 2005 that exempts gas drillers from the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act, and other safeguard laws. Until we close this loophole, we aren't allowed to even know what chemicals the corporate drillers are injecting into our water supplies, poisoning people and croplands in many states.
Tell Congress to stop the attack on the Earth now by passing these two common-sense, first-step measures.