Tell the USDA to Ban the Use of Fracking Water on Crops!

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Tell the USDA to Ban the Use of Fracking Water on Crops!

Overview
Reports have found that some farmers in California are using recycled fracking water to irrigate their crops--sometimes organic crops. In hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” millions of gallons of water, sand, and hundreds of different chemicals are injected, under high pressure, into a well. Even after the fracking fluid has been treated following state guidelines, it has been found to contain oil, acetone, and methylene chloride, a powerful solvent that is classified as a potential carcinogen. There are other chemicals that fracking companies don’t disclose to the public. If we don’t know which chemicals to test for, any number of the hundreds of chemicals used in fracking could be present in this water—especially since many chemicals can’t be removed unless reverse osmosis filtration is used.
Target
Congress, USDA
Goal
Urge Congress and the USDA to ban the use of fracking water to grow crops, especially organic crops.
Category
Environmental
Created
Created by Michael Sikora on June 25, 2019.

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Signatures

8
    • Anonymous on June 26, 2019
    • Terry Cadwallader on June 27, 2019
    • David Bohn on June 27, 2019
    • Anonymous on June 27, 2019
    • Barbara Baxter on June 28, 2019
    • Jackie Stolfi on June 28, 2019
    • Denise Kastner on July 05, 2019
    • mike Kastner on July 05, 2019
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