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Jeff Santos Show Interview with Bruce Baizel

Revolution Radio | Jeff Santos

August 14, 2013
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Bruce Baizel, Energy Program Director, Earthworks. Millions of Americans Get Drinking Water From Public Lands--We Risk Contamination if Fracking Rules are Weakened -- the Public Comment Period on new weakened rules is open til August 23rd.

INFO: watersheds on national forests and grasslands are the source of 20 percent of the nation’s water supply; recreational activities on U.S. Forest lands contribute $14.5 billion annually to the U.S. economy. Public lands belong to all Americans and protecting these lands as a primary water source and for continued economic growth into the future for local, state and federal economies is vital. New weak proposed rules over fracking on public lands (1) do not require companies to insure that cement barriers in fracking wells are safe; (2) will allow testing of only one well in a group instead of each individual well; and (3) will not require companies to disclose the chemicals they pump into the ground. The public comment period to the Bureau of Land Management is open through August 23rd. People can go to www.earthworksaction.org and click on TAKE ACTION to "Protect Public Lands and Public Health from Dirty Drilling".

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