The time is NOW. Don't let them waste Connecticut! Tell your representatives in Hartford you don't want fracking waste in Connecticut. Check this out from the Don't Waste Connecticut Coalition
Fracking waste in Connecticut!!? Maybe you don’t know what “fracking waste” is but it sounds bad, doesn’t it? Well, it is bad. “Fracking waste” is the contaminated, toxic, radioactive water and solids that come from hydraulic fracturing, the procedure that extracts natural gas and oil from shale formations.
In an effort to get rid of this waste, the natural gas industry either keeps it on site or tries to recycle the water or they ship it to other states to get it off their hands. We don’t want it here in Connecticut! It contains many toxins, including over 2 dozen known carcinogens. The fracking waste that comes from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and possibly in the near future, New York, is radioactive! Radioactive materials are linked to bone, liver and breast cancer.
We want you to help us support Senate Bill 237; a total ban on the importation and use of toxic fracking waste. We don’t have the resources for oversight and regulation of this toxic waste, so we are protected only by a complete ban. But the leadership of the House and Senate is not convinced yet. Neither is the governor. They need to know this is important to you and your children.
Please email and/or call
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey
Office Building, Room 4100
Senator Don Williams
Legislative Office Building, Room 3300, Hartford, CT 06106-1591
Legislative Aide & Executive
Governor Dannel Malloy
Please also contact your state Senator and Representative – urge them to become a co-sponsor for SB237.
Don’t know who they are? Go to http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/CGAFindLeg.asp to quickly find out. Remember, these are your STATE, not FEDERAL, legislators.
You don’t have to be an expert to deliver your message. Just say keep it out of our state. That’s the message we need you to deliver. Remember, you are the most important person-you are a constituent.Fracking is producing billions of gallons of toxic waste just in PA alone, and more is on the way if NY starts fracking. Frackers in PA are shipping much of their waste off to other states to get it off their hands. We don’t want it here in Connecticut! It contains extremely toxic chemicals including known and suspected carcinogens and can include all kinds of contaminants pulled from the deep earth, like arsenic, lead and radium 226, a radioactive material linked to bone, liver and breast cancer. And if that’s not bad enough, radium 226 decomposes into radon, a leading cause of lung cancer.
We want you to help us support SB 237, a ban on the disposal and storage of fracking waste in CT. Your local Senator and Representative and the leadership of the House and Senate have to hear from ALL of you. Urge them to be a co-sponsor for SB237. They need to know this is important to you and your children.