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Sign the petition to the EPA: Retract your statement that fracking is safe


To: EPA Administrator McCarthy

Retract your draft report’s conclusion, which stated that fracking has had no “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.”

The report has already been strongly critiqued by the press, the public, and the EPA’s own Science Advisory Board. It’s time to commission an independent, peer-reviewed study on fracking’s impacts on drinking water that is free from industry bias.

Last year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft study of fracking’s impacts to drinking water. The study’s executive summary stated, “We did not find evidence that these mechanisms [hydraulic fracturing operations] have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.”

That report has been widely used by the fracking industry and its backers to claim that fracking is “safe.”

But the report’s own data (which was entirely self-reported by the industry), finds several clear incidents of contamination, and certainly no conclusion of safety can be drawn from such a limited, industry-approved study. Furthermore, numerous independent studies have found that fracking poses a high risk for contaminating drinking water supplies. One found that, even with safety measures, fracking still poses a serious threat to human health.

That’s why advocacy groups and environmentalists have cried foul. Even the EPA’s own independent Science Advisory Board (SAB), after a year of peer-reviewed analysis of the agency’s draft report, challenged the EPA to either provide hard evidence to support its conclusion or to retract the conclusion.

Sign here to demand that the EPA adhere to the recommendations of its own Science Advisory Board and retract the report’s conclusion that fracking is safe.

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jointsessioninCongressSchedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Monday, November 28, 2016
The Senate stands adjourned to then convene for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted on the following dates and times:   Friday, November 18th at 9:30am Tuesday, November 22nd at 11:00am Friday, November 25th at 11:00am   When the Senate adjourns on Friday, November 25, it will stand adjourned until 3:00pm 

Wrap Up for Thursday, November 17, 2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3110; not invoked: 51-47.   Legislative Business Concurred with S.2754: to designate the Federal Building and United States Courthouse located at 300 Fannin Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, as the “Tom Stagg United States Court House”   Passed H.R.5873: to designate the Federal…

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The next meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on November 22, 2016.

November 18

3:00:04 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
3:00:10 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Luke Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
3:00:57 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Vincent DeRosa, St. Josephs Catholic Church, Washington D.C.
3:01:23 P.M. Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 921, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
3:01:31 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
3:01:32 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on November 18, 2016 at 10:52 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to the House amendments to the text and title of the bill S. 2754, that the Senate passed S. 3395, S. 434, H.R. 5873, H.R. 4902, and H.R. 3471 amended.
3:03:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3(b) of H. Res. 921. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on November 22, 2016.

November 17

9:00:44 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:51 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:16 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:19 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Bost to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:38 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:13:55 A.M. H.R. 5982 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 921. H.R. 5982 — “To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for “midnight rules”, and for other purposes.”
9:14:00 A.M. H.R. 5982 The rule provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 5711 and H.R. 5982.
9:14:15 A.M. H.R. 5982 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 921 and Rule XVIII.
9:14:16 A.M. H.R. 5982 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:14:54 A.M. H.R. 5982 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5982.
9:48:55 A.M. H.R. 5982 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 114-818 to exempt from the bill rules that are necessary to prevent an imminent threat to health or safety or other emergency.
9:48:58 A.M. H.R. 5982 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 921, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers Part B amendment No. 1.
9:54:24 A.M. H.R. 5982 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:55:44 A.M. H.R. 5982 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 114-818 to exempt from the bill rules that are proposed more than three years prior to submission to Congress.
9:56:05 A.M. H.R. 5982 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 921, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) Part B amendment No. 2.
10:03:12 A.M. H.R. 5982 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:03:49 A.M. H.R. 5982 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 114-818 to exempt any rule promulgated to prevent, respond to, or mitigate matters of national security.
10:03:50 A.M. H.R. 5982 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 921, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part B amendment No. 3.
10:14:30 A.M. H.R. 5982 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:14:31 A.M. H.R. 5982 UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST – Mr. Connolly asked unanimous consent to offer amendments numbered 4 and 5 printed in Part B of House Report 114-818 en bloc. Agreed to without objection.
10:15:11 A.M. H.R. 5982 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Connolly, consisting of amendments numbered 4 and 5 printed Part B of House Report 114-818.
10:15:15 A.M. H.R. 5982 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous order of the Committee, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendments en bloc.
10:26:38 A.M. H.R. 5982 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendments en bloc, the Chair put the question on the amendments en bloc and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendments en bloc until a time to be announced.
10:27:09 A.M. H.R. 5982 Mr. Issa moved that the Committee rise.
10:27:21 A.M. H.R. 5982 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10:27:31 A.M. H.R. 5982 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5982 as unfinished business.
10:28:08 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:50 a.m. today.
10:50:24 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 17.
10:51:04 A.M. H.R. 5982 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5982 — “To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for “midnight rules”, and for other purposes.”
10:51:21 A.M. H.R. 5982 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:14:06 A.M. H.R. 5982 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 180 – 233 (Roll no. 581).
11:20:32 A.M. H.R. 5982 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 – 238 (Roll no. 582).
11:25:17 A.M. H.R. 5982 On agreeing to the Connolly amendments; Failed by recorded vote: 180 – 237 (Roll no. 583).
11:25:23 A.M. H.R. 5982 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5982.
11:25:33 A.M. H.R. 5982 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:28:30 A.M. H.R. 5982 Mr. Pocan moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
11:28:39 A.M. H.R. 5982 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pocan motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add an exemption to the end of bill for any rule that pertains to improving employment, retention, and earnings of workforce participants, especially those participants with significant barriers to employment, improving the quality of the workforce, and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.
11:35:58 A.M. H.R. 5982 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:35:59 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 1808, S. 1915, H.R. 5392, H.R. 845, and H.R. 6007.
11:43:52 A.M. H.R. 5982 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 181 – 239 (Roll no. 584).
11:49:42 A.M. H.R. 5982 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 240 – 179 (Roll no. 585).
11:49:44 A.M. H.R. 5982 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:49:56 A.M. H.R. 5711 The Chair announced that the unfinished business and pursuant to a previous order of the House, the question was on adoption of a motion to recommit with instructions, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:49:57 A.M. H.R. 5711 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5711 — “To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from authorizing certain transactions by a U.S. financial institution in connection with the export or re-export of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
11:56:37 A.M. H.R. 5711 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 181 – 235 (Roll no. 586).
12:02:23 P.M. H.R. 5711 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 243 – 174 (Roll no. 587).
12:02:24 P.M. H.R. 5711 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:02:57 P.M. Mr. Joyce asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 3:00 p.m. on November 18. Agreed to without objection.
12:03:14 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:15:04 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:33:00 P.M. Ms. Norton moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:33:13 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:33:24 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on November 18, 2016.