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Defend Texas and Oklahoma From More Fracking

Fracking rig

This June the Bureau of Land Management plans to auction off thousands of acres in Texas and Oklahoma for oil and gas drilling, and we need your help to stop it.

Much is at stake: The auction will allow fracking beneath water supplies for Corpus Christi and Brenham, Texas. It'll increase the risk of new manmade earthquakes. And it'll require a massive amount of infrastructure -- new wells, pipelines, roads, wastewater pits and storage tanks -- that will threaten habitat for imperiled wildlife, from lesser prairie chickens and least terns to Arkansas River shiners.

Last year public outcry forced the BLM to pull several parcels from its 2016 auction -- so we know officials are listening, which is good. Water supplies for Houston, Dallas, Corpus Christi and Brenham were spared. But now the agency is offering many of these same parcels again, plus more along the Canadian River and in the Black Kettle National Grassland.  

Using the form on this page, urge the BLM, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Bureau of Reclamation to cancel this auction and protect our water, wildlife and communities from harm.

Please take action by June 8, 2017.

Photo of fracking rig by Daniel Foster/Flickr.

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