From: The Honorable Janice D. Schakowsky
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Date: 4/5/2017

Part of the Safe Energy Future Plan

Deadline for original cosponsors: TOMORROW (Thursday, April 6) at 10 am

Current cosponsors in 115th Congress: Beyer, Blumenauer, Cartwright, Clark, Connolly, Ellison, Eshoo, Evans, Gallego, Grijalva, Hastings, Huffman, Lofgren, Lowenthal, McCollum, Napolitano, Norton, Polis, Quigley, Sarbanes, Schiff, Slaughter, Speier,
Takano, Tsongas, Yarmuth

Cosponsors in 114th Congress (H.R. 1515): Beyer, Blumenauer, Cartwright, Castor, Clark, Connolly, Ellison, Farr, Grayson, Grijalva, Hastings, Huffman, Lofgren, Lowenthal, Napolitano, Norton, Quigley, Rangel, Sarbanes, Schiff, Slaughter, Speier,
Takano, Van Hollen, Waters, Watson Coleman, Yarmuth

Endorsements: Over 70 organizations including the League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, Earthjustice, Food and Water Watch, Earthworks, Center for Biological Diversity, American Rivers,
Breast Cancer Action, and League of Women Voters

Dear Colleague,

American families deserve to know that the water that they use to drink, cook, and bathe is safe. I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of the Safe Hydration is an American Right in Energy Development (SHARED) Act to make oil and gas companies prove that
hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is not contaminating our shared water resources.

Energy developers have claimed that fracking does not harm drinking water, but the data disagree. In December 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency identified impacts of fracking on drinking water that “ranged in severity, from temporary changes in water
quality to contamination that made private drinking water wells unusable.” Between 2000 and 2013, 8.6 million Americans relied on water sources within one mile of hydraulically fractured wells.

The SHARED Act would protect communities by requiring oil and gas companies to report on the impact their fracking activity has on water quality. Companies would regularly test water sources within a half-mile radius of fracking sites, and those results
would be made available in a public database. My bill would not ban fracking, but it would ensure that oil and gas companies do not hide the water impacts of their activities.

If you have questions or would like to join as an original cosponsor of the SHARED Act, please contact Matt Hayward on my staff at



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