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Congress Acts to Ban Fracking on Public Lands

Congress Acts to Ban Fracking on Public Lands

This Earth Day, with the sun shining down and a warm breeze blowing, a small crowd gathered on the lawn of our nation’s Capitol Building to celebrate the re-introduction of an historic bill that would ban fracking on public lands, thereby protecting millions of acres of iconic national parks and forests while helping us move towards a cleaner, greener, healthier future. Since the fracking boom began a decade ago, we’ve seen more than 1000 government-documented cases of water contamination, hundreds of thousands of acres of land damaged directly by fracking operations, and hundreds of billions of toxic wastewater produced. The spills, leaks, and explosions that come along with this dangerous industrial activity have no place in the heart of our country's most special and sensitive places. The Protect our Public Lands Act, the inaugural move from Congress in the fight to ban...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2015/04...

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