Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Tell Your State Representatives to Ban the Use of Fracking Water on Crops!
In the face of a four-year-long drought, some farmers in California are using recycled fracking water to irrigate their 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.
Urge your state representatives to ban the use of fracking water to grow crops.
Petition: NO fracking wastewater on "Organic" crops!