If you think signing a petition doesn’t matter, think again!

thumbs-upI receive information about environmental news from a great website called Daily Kos, here’s an email I recently received about a petition I signed regarding fracking:

Diane, Great news. You recently signed a petition to the EPA to retract their draft report’s conclusion that fracking was safe.



petition-against-frackingThis petition was part of a coalition effort with many other organizations, and nearly 110,000 people signed on. And the EPA listened. In its just-released final report, the EPA deleted the conclusion that fracking doesn’t have “widespread, systemic impacts” on drinking water. And instead its final report states that fracking can cause water contamination. This is a win for those of us fighting fracking, and for the many people who’ve suffered from water contamination due to fracking. And it’s a loss for the oil and gas industry, which has used the EPA’s draft report to claim that fracking is safe.


thumbs-up2Thank you for taking action. Sometimes, it’s hard to know if your petition signature will have an impact. But Daily Kos petitions are often part of larger campaigns, and they help make change happen. Our voices, together, can win campaigns. Thank you for adding your name and joining this fight, and please keep fighting. That will involve signing petitions, protesting in the streets, calling your elected officials, and/or whatever else your activism looks like. We’ll need all of it in the years ahead.

Thank you for all that you do, Mara Schechter, Daily Kos


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