Democracy for America Takes on T. Boone Pickens: Prove It!Burlington,
VT In a recent email to members, Democracy for
America (DFA) takes on T. Boone Pickens claim that
hydrofracking is safe for the environment. The email asks, If T. Boone is certain fracking is safe, why
won't he disclose the chemicals used in the process?
The campaign encourages DFA members to call T. Boone Pickens and ask
him to voluntarily comply with the FRAC Act which would require that all
fracking operations disclose the chemicals used in the process.
Energy independence cannot come at the expense of clean water and
Americans' health, says Kaili Lambe, Campaign Manager for DFA.
Vice President Dick Cheney exempted fracking from the Safe Water
Drinking Act in the 2005 Energy Bill and since then the natural gas
industry unleashed a massive 34-state drilling campaign. Now, six years
later, the facts are stacking up how fracking is poisoning drinking water and contributing to climate change.
In response, Representatives Diana DeGette, Jared Polis, and Maurice
Hinchey have introduced the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals
Act in the U.S. House. Senators Bob Casey and Chuck Schumer have
introduced the companion bill in the U.S. Senate. These Members of
Congress are standing up to close the loophole and hold the oil and gas
production industry to the same standards as any other industry to
ensure the safe protection of America's drinking water.
Democracy for America is building a coalition of grassroots activists
and environmental organizations to work together with leaders in
Congress to pass the FRAC Act this year. ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA
Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action
Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots
powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from