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

the bottom-up.
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