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.
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 Congress and the USDA to ban the use of fracking water to grow crops, especially organic crops.
personalize and add your own comments if you have time!
Please Ban the Use of Fracking Water on Crops!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]