A Message from Environment Massachusetts
OVER 10,000 CITIZEN PETITIONS TO KEEP FRACKING OUT OF MASSACHUSETTS TO BE DELIVERED TO STATE HOUSE; Environment Massachusetts and allies delivered petitions in support of H.788, An Act to protect our drinking water from hydraulic fracturing; WHAT: Delivery of over 10,000 citizen petitions urging legislators to keep hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) – and its toxic waste – out of Massachusetts.WHEN: Wednesday, June 26th, 10:30 AM; WHERE: Massachusetts State House, Nurses Hall
Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is a technique for oil and gas drilling that involves chemical-laced fluids and generates millions of gallons of wastewater containing with cancer-causing and even radioactive material. With a shale gas formation recently discovered in Western Mass., and the prospect of fracking waste from other states, citizens are calling on Beacon Hill to stop this dirty drilling before it can take root in the Commonwealth.
June 2013 ARTICLE IN THE SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL NATURE TIES GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION TO FRACKING—http://www.nature.com/news/gas-drilling-taints-groundwater-1.13259
91% of Americans Support background checks, yet 45 Senators blocked that legislation. How much did it cost to buy their votes?
Visit Demand Action, a website of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, to see a receipt of the campaign contributions paid to those 45 senators by the gun lobby, totaling $8,165,490. 91% of NRA members — support criminal background checks for all gun sales. But these senators ignored the will of their constituents and gave in to the money and influence of the gun lobby.