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Tom
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Thanks to a provision slipped into the Energy Policy Act of 2005 at the request of Halliburton, Exxon and other corporations, the oil and gas industry was exempted from the Safe Drinking Water Act that protects drinking water for millions of Americans.



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Tom M. (819)
Friday June 12, 2009, 11:44 pm
Protect Your Drinking Water From Toxic Chemicals

Did you know that the oil and gas industry, thanks to Dick Cheney and his old friends at Halliburton, are exempted from the Safe Drinking Water Act?

That's right: thanks to a provision slipped into the highly-controversial Energy Policy Act of 2005 at the request of Halliburton, Exxon and a handful of other corporations, the oil and gas industry was exempted from having to comply with critical provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act—a law that protects underground sources of drinking water for millions of Americans.

This exemption has allowed hydraulic fracturing—a process that increases oil and gas yields by shooting an oftentimes toxic brew of chemicals underground at high pressures—to go completely unregulated by federal law.

Hydraulic fracturing is already suspected of endangering drinking water in six states. However, due to the "Halliburton Loophole" exemption, EPA lacks the authority to investigate instances of contamination and cannot regulate this controversial practice.

Thankfully, concerned members of Congress in both the House and Senate have recently introduced legislation to close the "Halliburton Loophole" and ensure that Big Oil has to follow the same laws that every other industry does.

H.R. 2766, introduced by Diana DeGette (D-CO), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and Jared Polis (D-CO); and S. 1215 introduced by Bob Casey (D-PA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would regulate hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Please sign the petition.
 

Silky W. (170)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 3:44 am
Pledged,signed, and noted Thanks Tom !
 

Joycey B. (750)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 8:12 am
Done. Thanks Tom.

Thank you for making the pledge "Protect Your Drinking Water From Toxic Chemicals"


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mary f. (176)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 8:21 am
thanks tom signed
 

ROBIN M. (312)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 8:42 am
SIGNED.
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 9:20 am
signed
 

Elena P. (549)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 9:50 am
Already pledged. Thank you Tom.
 

Teressa W. (0)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 9:56 am
signed..............
 

Tierney G. (383)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 9:58 am
Signed Thanks Tom
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 10:14 am
Signed and noted.
 

Leigh B. (211)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 10:37 am
signed and pledged, thanks Tom
 

Kari D. (192)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 12:23 pm
noted & signed
 

Dometria Lanauze (6)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 1:04 pm
Noted, signed and posting this on Facebook. Thanks Tom
 

Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1466)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 1:33 pm


All done!!!

Thnx Tom!

 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 3:19 pm
Thank you for joining Earthjustice in taking action Pledge as well Thanks Tom
 

Huda A. (45)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 5:18 pm
Done, thanks for it!
 

Mandi T. (423)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 5:45 pm
Thank you for making the pledge "Protect Your Drinking Water From Toxic Chemicals
Thank you Tom
 

Janina I. (27)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 5:49 pm
Letter sent to Senator Inouye, Akaka and Representative Abercrombie.
 

Patricia Prior (21)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 6:35 pm
noted and signed
 

Drew C. (0)
Saturday June 13, 2009, 7:48 pm
Signed!
 

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Saturday June 13, 2009, 11:31 pm
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Winefred M. (88)
Sunday June 14, 2009, 6:38 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Tom.
 

Mike Tedesco (65)
Sunday June 14, 2009, 7:38 am
Toxic water!!!! Long before Haliburton and Exxon the poisoning of our water with Chlorine and Flouride has turned humans into Zombies.All the chemicals needed for mind control are in your water now.Drink well water if you can, and boil your water before using or drinking.

Wake Up Save our Earth...Now.
 

BernadetteP P. (72)
Sunday June 14, 2009, 6:39 pm
signed it tom
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday June 15, 2009, 12:21 am
Thanks Tom. signed
 

Polly pagan (82)
Monday June 15, 2009, 1:20 am
noted and pledged but can't sign from uk
 

Nancy Welch (68)
Monday June 15, 2009, 9:31 am
Noted and signed with thanks Tom.
 

Marion Y. (322)
Wednesday June 24, 2009, 10:33 am
Signed. Letters to Barbara Boxer, Feinstein, Kevin McCarthy.
 
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