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Sign a "keep fracked gas and fracking infrastructure out of Maine!" petition

Mon, Nov 18, 2013

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Please pass along to others in your group or area. A petition re: Fracking and its effects on Maine going to Maine’s legislature and governor that you may want to sign, initiated by Emily Dingman (emilydingman@gmail.com):

Hi, 

fracking requires tons of water to be mixed with toxic chemicals and pumped under ground at high pressure to crack the rock that naturally separates the gas from our water and air ways. The toxic waste water that doesn’t remain in the ground must then be disposed of, and there is no good place to keep it. Farms and ranches in Pennsylvania and Ohio have been destroyed after fracking came to their land. Fracking is an energy intensive, invasive, unsafe way of harvesting fossil fuels that contributes to climate change. frack wells release methane gas, a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere. We need better energy alternatives than this if we expect to leave a decent planet for our children. keep fracked gas and fracking infrastructure out of Maine! 

That’s why I signed a petition to The Maine State House, The Maine State Senate, and Governor Paul LePage, which says:

“Hydraulic fracturing is ruining watersheds and livelihoods everywhere it occurs, yet drilling companies keep the facts (and the victims) quiet. Instead of supporting our addiction to fossil fuels and expanding a notoriously corrupt industry lets find alternatives and keep the fracking industry out of Maine.” 

Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name: 

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/keep-fracked-gas-and?source=s.fwd&r_by=5442 

Thanks! 

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