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Call to Ban Diesel Use in Fracking PDF Print E-mail
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Environmental Groups Call on EPA to Ban Diesel Use in Fracking

Washington, D.C. — National environmental groups today called on the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the use of diesel in hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' fluids, instead of issuing guidance for regulating the practice, following the agency's release of draft guidance. Diesel is currently used in fracking chemical cocktails and poses serious risks to drinking water sources. EPA guidance is not enough to protect families from benzene and other highly toxic chemicals contaminating underground drinking water sources.

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Sierra Club of SC adopts new Water Resolution PDF Print E-mail
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Whereas, the citizens of South Carolina were promised clean water pursuant to the Federal Clean Water Act of 1972,  which is implemented by the SC  Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and

Whereas, the S.C. Water Classification and Standards Regulations 61-68 state, “….. the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) shall have the authority to abate, control and prevent pollution”, and

Whereas, clean water is essential to the health of South Carolinians, water dependent recreation, a strong economy, sustainable fisheries and the for consumers of fish from state waters, and

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