Hopefully not, and neither do I. But unfortunately, many people do believe fracking fluid is safe. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently told a Senate committee (see the story at Huffington Post) that he's sampled the forbidden fluid. He told them: "You can drink it" and "I'm still alive."
This revelation could lead to a creative way to dispose of the millions of gallons of waste that come from each fracking well: turn it into Frack-o-cola!
While Frack-o-cola may not appear at your grocery store anytime soon, it is absolutely true that the fracking industry is trying to fool people — including your friends and family — into thinking that fracking fluid is safe.
We need your help to get the word out: fracking fluid is nasty stuff. Join us for a little April Fools' Day fun while telling your friends the truth about fracking.
If you're not on Facebook or Twitter, can you forward this email to 5 friends and ask them to sign the petition?
Maybe drinking fracking fluid once won't kill you, but it's far from safe. We don't know everything that's in it, because fracking is exempt from the Safe Drinking Water Act and the industry doesn't have to disclose what they use. But we do know that fracking fluid contains over 600 chemicals, including carcinogens, and that it can contaminate our fresh water.
Jo Miles Online Organizer
Food & Water Watch
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