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Fracking: Make Smarter Decisions with Science

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The rapid expansion in oil and gas development enabled by hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as "fracking") is driving many communities to make decisions without access to comprehensive and reliable scientific information about its potential impacts on their local air and water quality, community health, safety, economy, environment, and overall quality of life.

Send our fracking informational toolkit to your state senator's office today.

Ensure your community is making informed decisions: encourage your state senator to ask critical questions on the prospects and risks of fracking, while providing your legislator with practical resources to get the scientific information necessary to protect your health and safety.

Urge your legislator to base his or her decisions on unbiased scientific information on the impacts of fracking and to require the collection of data where it is missing.

For more information, get your copy of the fracking informational toolkit and watch a short video on the Science, Democracy, and Community Decisions on Fracking forum that helped shape this toolkit.

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Please send this message to your state senator

Dear Senator,



As this is a complex issue that involves policy makers at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels, please share this toolkit with your staff and colleagues working on the topic. Let's make sure we approach fracking responsibly by using the best available information to inform public dialogue and decision making.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]