Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Don't Get Fracked: NRDC Has New Website For Citizens

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NRDC is very pleased to announce the launch of Don't Get Fracked, a toolkit for citizens around the country looking for sources of information on the permitting and drilling processes, legal rights, environmental information, health resources, local organizations working on these issues, and more.

From the Overview of the toolkit:

Drilling for natural gas is growing across the United States. The use of hydraulic fracturing has opened up gas shale resources in many parts of the country where drilling was not previously occurring. Although drilling can create jobs and income, many fear the effects of drilling on their health, land and quality of life. Current laws need to be changed to catch up with the drilling explosion.

In the meantime, you can act now to protect yourself and your family. These pages provide tools to learn about
  • The drilling planned for your community
  • The harm drilling can cause
  • Steps you can take to limit the dangers to yourself and your family
  • Resources in each state in which drilling is or is likely to occur.
Here are the categories in the Toolkit:
  • Overview
  • Health Effects
  • Your Rights
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Pollution
  • Resources by State
This website is worth a look.  Amy Mall of NRDC asks that people send information as well so that everyone can benefit from the experiences of others.

1 comment:

smurfette said...

There is power in shared knowledge; sounds like a great resource. Now, if we could just BAN fracking like France did...