January 25, 2013



As we heard in his inauguration speech this week, President Obama is getting serious about fighting climate change and investing in renewable energy. Today, we want him to hear from 10,000 citizens that fracking isn't clean, and it shouldn't be part of his clean energy plan.

Call President Obama at 866-582-4813 and ask him to ban fracking!

It's remarkable and heartening that the President made climate change a highlight of his inaugural address this week. He told us: "The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition. We must lead it." At the same time, he recognized the need to protect "our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow capped peaks." We need to make it clear to him that fracking for oil and natural gas is neither sustainable nor safe.

Can you call President Obama right now and tell him we can't frack our way to a sustainable future?

In the past, Obama has championed fracking for natural gas as a way to transition to renewable energy. But the truth is, it's a dirty energy process that pollutes our water with toxic chemicals, and pollutes our air with greenhouse gases. If fracked gas is exported overseas, ordinary Americans will pay the price. We need the President to be a leader in moving us towards truly clean energy sources, like wind and solar, and away from dirty energy like fracking.

As the President starts his second term this week, and starts planning for the State of the Union, we want one thing to be at the front of his mind: fracking isn't safe, and Americans don't want it. Tell President Obama to ban fracking now.