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Now common practice in nearly 30 states, oil and gas development activities remain exempt from key provisions in the Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, and Clean Air Acts. That's an even more troubling reality when you consider that in some cases, fracking takes place as little as 150 feet from homes and drinking water supplies. In its wake, fracking is fundamentally transforming communities as drilling industrializes sleepy towns and cities and scars untouched landscapes.

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