04 Aug '11, 6pm

News: 100+ Groups From 23 States File Petition For Drilling Snd Fracking Chemical Testing, Info

A large coalition of public health, environmental, and good government groups filed a petition today demanding that full health and safety information be made available for all of the chemicals used in oil and gas development, including the controversial process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Fracking is when oil and gas companies blast millions of gallons of water treated with chemicals into the ground to force oil and gas from hard-to-reach places deep inside the earth. Along with a fracking-fueled gas rush have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, and sick families. “The more information we have about the chemicals used in fracking and drilling, the easier it will be to keep people safe and healthy,” said Earthjustice Associate Attorney Megan Klein. “But EPA needs to move quickly—we learn of new proble...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2011/100-groups-from-2...

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