Send a message today — tell EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to protect our communities and our health by banning diesel fuel and diesel fuel by-products in fracking.
On May 4 the EPA issued a draft permitting guidance for natural gas wells that use diesel fuels during fracking. The diesel in fracking fluids contains known carcinogens like benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylenes, all of which can damage your central nervous system, liver and kidneys.
In 2011, the natural gas industry was caught red-handed, secretly pumping over 32 million gallons of diesel fuel and diesel by-products into the ground — and right through our drinking water. This is after the industry denied using diesel in their fracking cocktails! PLEASE URGE EPA to ban the use of diesel and diesel by-products in fracking fluids.