New Energy Economy has endorsed the Fracking Ban Act introduced by Senator Sanders (S. 3247) and Representative Ocasio-Cortez (HR. 5857)! We've joined with over 570 organizations to sign on in support of the bill.
Did you know that New Mexico Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said that if Trump loses next year’s election, she said that she would request the Democratic president provide her state a waiver exempting it from any drilling ban “to allow us to continue to produce in New Mexico.”
Local Santa Feans have been calling for tangible bold action to address the fracking frenzy occuring in the Permian Basin. See Op-eds from this weekend:
Would you be willing to write to our our Congressional representatives to ask them to join as a co-sponsor? Write Representative Lujan, Representative Haaland and Representative Small. If you can cut and paste this email into one of your own and add any personal information we’d be grateful.
Contact info to write your Congressperson: Representative Ben Ray Lujan Representative Haaland (via Eric Werwa, Legislative Director) firstname.lastname@example.org Representative Xochitl Torres Small (via Sophia Bock, Legislative Correspondent) email@example.com *include contact info (zip / phone) when emailing your Congressperson so they can get back to you!
See this sample letter below. Dear ____, I am writing to ask you to co-sponsor HR 5857, the Fracking Ban Act introduced by Representative Ocasio-Cortez and Representative Soto. I have also attached a letter signed by over 570 national, regional, and local organizations supporting this legislation, including Climate Justice Alliance, Democracy for America, Indigenous Environmental Network, MoveOn, People's Action, Progressive Democrats of America, New Energy Economy, Sunrise Movement, and WE ACT for Environmental Justice.
This bill takes several critical steps to protect our climate, water, and health from the impacts of fracking and to implement a fair and just transition to a renewable energy economy.Prohibits all federal agencies from issuing permits for new fracking or fracking infrastructure, including pipelines, liquefied natural gas or oil export terminals, natural gas storage, ethane cracker plants, natural gas power generation plants, or other infrastructure intended to extract, transport, or burn natural gas or oil.Revokes permits for current fracking wells within 2,500 ft of homes, schools, or other inhabited structures. Establishes a multi-agency, multi-stakeholder Just Transition Committee, led by the Department of Labor, to develop recommendations to ensure the health and prosperity of natural gas and oil producing regions. Bans the practice of fracking nationwide beginning January 1, 2025. I hope you will quickly co-sponsor HR 5857. Thank you for your consideration!