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Fracking Gone Wrong: Finding A Better Way
Fracking.
Fracking is a dangerous way of getting oil and gas and a shortsighted energy strategy. It's poisoning our air and water. We can find a better way—one that protects our health and gives us clean, safe energy sources that never run out.
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Fracking Across the United States

The country is in the midst of an unprecedented oil and gas drilling rush—brought on by a controversial technology called hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Along with this fracking-enabled oil and gas rush have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial disasters and explosions. We call them Fraccidents.

See a sampling of some of the high profile incidents related to the country's oil and gas drilling rush.
Each of the Fraccident icon. symbols on the map represents a fraccident.

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Shale basin and plays geographic data were retrieved from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and are current as of May 9, 2011.
Information on fraccidents were compiled from the source(s) cited with each fraccident.

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What You Can Do:

Tell Congress: It's time for them to stand up to industry and stand up for public health.

Thanks to exemptions from our bedrock environmental laws, oil and gas drilling operations don't have to follow the same rules as everyone else. Three bills introduced in Congress would change this: The FRESHER, BREATHE and FRAC Acts.

These bills would eliminate exemptions and loopholes in the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and Safe Drinking Water Act being exploited by the oil and gas industry. Please ask your member of Congress to support these bills! Learn more.

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Fracking is a dangerous way of getting oil and gas and a shortsighted energy strategy. It's poisoning our air and water and on its way to jeopardizing the health of millions more Americans.
We can find a better way—one that protects our health and gives us clean, safe energy sources that never run out.