Target: Brian Steed, Deputy Director, Policy and Programs, Bureau of Land Management
Goal: Abandon fracking plans that would pollute the drinking water of over 300,000 citizens.
A new fracking site may soon pollute the water of over 300,000 citizens in a major Texas city. The Trump Administration has proposed an auction of public land for fracking. This land sits below the reservoir where the city of Corpus Christi, Texas obtains its drinking water.
More than 4,200 acres of land are up for sale. Should fracking wells make their home here, natural gas leaks, toxic spills, and earthquakes may occur, damaging an already fragile water infrastructure, contaminating the water of hundreds of thousands of unknowing citizens.
There are already several leaking oil and gas wells in and around this area. More will prove catastrophic. Sign the petition to demand that the Bureau of Land Management cancel this land auction and protect the citizens of Corpus Christi.
Dear Deputy Director Steed,
More than 300,000 citizens are at risk should fracking make its way to Corpus Christi’s water reservoir. Fracking has been proven to cause toxic spills, gas leaks, and even earthquakes. All of this would damage the already fragile infrastructure of Corpus Christi’s water system.
I ask that your protect the natural landscape of Corpus Christi and the city’s citizens. I ask that you cancel the proposed auction of more than 4,200 acres and leave it as open public space.
[Your Name Here]
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