STOP the F/G Fracking in Kentucky! Send the message now!

 

Governor Beshear, the General Assembly and the Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) are seeking comments on how the Commonwealth should move forward with regulating the oil and gas industry — including fracking. Around the country, fracking has been known to create toxic air pollution, contaminate drinking water and lead to health problems in communities near fracking sites.

¹ Tell Governor Beshear’s administration that regulations won’t protect the people of Kentucky from the consequences of fracking.

Fracking, formally known as hydraulic fracturing, is the destructive process of extracting oil and gas from deep underground by injecting millions of gallons of fracking fluids — a mixture of chemicals, water and sand — into a well at high pressure to crack open underground rock formations and release oil and gas.

Since the early 2000s, fracking has been growing rapidly across the country, producing massive volumes of toxic waste, causing accidents, leaks and spills that threaten drinking water, and releasing hazardous air pollution. It has also created explosion risks in homes, marred landscapes and fragmented forests, damaged roads with heavy truck traffic, and lowered property values. Take a stand against fracking in Kentucky.
Over the last six months, New York and Maryland both rejected moving forward with fracking after damning health reports showed that the health risks posed by fracking were too high. If it’s not safe in those states, then it’s not safe here, either.

Send a message to your lawmakers: Kentuckians don’t want to be part of an uncontrolled public health experiment.

Fracking isn’t safe for our communities, and it only prolongs our destructive reliance on fossil fuels. We can meet our energy needs with clean, renewable resources. Instead of spending time trying to regulate a polluting industry, the Governor, the General Assembly and the EEC should put their efforts into energy solutions that don’t poison human health, damage local economies or trash the environment.

Speak out and submit your comment against fracking today.

 

Thanks for taking action,

Renée Maas
Senior Southern Region Organizer
Food & Water Watch
rmaas(at)fwwatch(dot)org


1. Toward an understanding of the environmental and public health impacts of shale gas development: an analysis of the peer reviewed scientific literature, 2009-2014, PSE Health Energy, December 10, 2014.

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One Reply to “STOP the F/G Fracking in Kentucky! Send the message now!”

  1. Hi Sheree,

    Thanks for taking action with Food & Water Watch by submitting your comments on oil and gas development to the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC).

    I wanted to let you know that in addition to accepting comments online, the EEC is hosting a public hearing to allow interested parties to submit verbal comments. Written comments are important, but showing up in person and delivering verbal comments can be even more powerful.

    Can you attend the public listening session? At the session, you will have the opportunity to give brief oral comments about why fracking should be banned in Kentucky.

    Thursday, July 30 — Hazard, KY
    Hazard Community & Technical College, One Community College Dr., Hazard, KY
    The meeting will be held in Room 208 of the Jolly Center, located in the JCC Building. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Remarks from the meeting will be captured on video and used in a report back to the oil and gas work group, made up of environmental interests, industry representatives and regulators. We need to make sure that Kentucky communities are represented too.

    Please let me know if you would like more information or materials to get prepared for the listening session.

    I hope to see you there!

    Renée Maas
    Senior Southern Region Organizer
    Food & Water Watch
    rmaas@fwwatch.org

    P.S. Rather not present comments at the hearing? We’d still love to have you in the audience. Numbers get noticed.

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