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Tell EPA: Our Ocean's Not a Dump for Fracking

Sea otter

Fracking is an inherently dangerous and dirty activity -- whether it happens on land or offshore.

What's more, oil companies have EPA permission to discharge up to 9 billion gallons of fracking wastewater into the ocean off California's coast -- as though it's a dump instead of a cherished home for all kinds of rare and vulnerable wildlife.

Whales, dolphins, sea turtles and sea otters have no way of defending themselves. And the burden of proof shouldn't be on the public to decide which and how many of these chemicals are toxic. The EPA has a clear responsibility to intervene to protect our health and wildlife from oil companies fracking off our coasts.

Urge the agency to ban the toxic practice of dumping fracking chemicals into the ocean.

Please take action by May 8, 2017.

Photo of sea otter by Chuck Abbe/Flickr.

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