Though fracking companies keep their chemical use secret, a 2011 study identified more than 600 chemicals used in fracking. We urged New York Governor Cuomo to put profits ahead of our health and environment by maintaining the moratorium on fracking.
Each day brings new, irrefutable evidence that fracking is poisoning our communities. But the ban on fracking in Longmont, Colo. was nothing short of heroic given the massive amounts of money thrown about by the oil and gas industry leading up to the November vote.
Though natural gas is marketed as the "safe" energy source compared with coal, according to an EWG report, a single well contains chemicals sufficient to "contaminate over 100 billion gallons of water."