July 2, 2009

To the Members and Friends of FRERC :

From Chris Amenson

We have a great opportunity to have our voices heard. Let’s take action! This involves writing U.S. Congressmen and Senators and doing so NOW.

House Bill H.R. 2766 and Senate Bill S 1215 have been drafted, referred to Committees, and they concern the passage of amendments to existing law which, once amended, would cause the public disclosure of contents of the fracturing (or “fracing”) chemicals which may be utilized anywhere in the U.S. (including the planned drilling near Mt Herman). NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD! DON’T LET THIS OPPORTUNITY PASS.

You may see the both the House version of the proposed bill at and enter the bill number H.R. 2766, and the Senate version at

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO: Please write a letter or e-mail to any or all of the following Representatives who currently serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, to whom the bill has been referred, asking their support of H.R. 2766:

U.S. House of Representatives Committee Membership
The following Members have been selected to serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee in the 111th Congress:


Henry A. Waxman, CA, Chair Joe Barton, TX, Ranking Member
John D. Dingell, MI, Chair Emeritus Ralph M. Hall, TX
Edward J. Markey, MA Fred Upton, MI
Rick Boucher, VA Cliff Stearns, FL
Frank Pallone, Jr., NJ Nathan Deal, GA
Bart Gordon, TN Ed Whitfield, KY
Bobby L. Rush, IL John Shimkus, IL
Anna G. Eshoo, CA John B. Shadegg, AZ
Bart Stupak, MI Roy Blunt, MO
Eliot L. Engel, NY Steve Buyer, IN
Gene Green, TX George Radanovich, CA
Diana DeGette, CO Joseph R. Pitts, PA
Lois Capps, CA Mary Bono Mack, CA
Mike Doyle, PA Greg Walden, OR
Jane Harman, CA Lee Terry, NE
Jan Schakowsky, IL Mike Rogers, MI
Charles A. Gonzalez, TX Sue Wilkins Myrick, NC
Jay Inslee, WA John Sullivan, OK
Tammy Baldwin, WI Tim Murphy, PA
Mike Ross, AR Michael C. Burgess, TX
Anthony D. Weiner, NY Marsha Blackburn, TN
Jim Matheson, UT Phil Gingrey, GA
G.K. Butterfield, NC Steve Scalise, LA
Charlie Melancon, LA John Barrow, GA
Baron P. Hill, IN Doris O. Matsui, CA
Donna M. Christensen, VI Kathy Castor, FL
John P. Sarbanes, MD Christopher S. Murphy, CT
Zachary T. Space, OH Jerry McNerney, CA
Betty Sutton, OH Bruce L. Braley, IA
Peter Welch, VT

In the U.S. Senate. The related bill, S. 1215, has been referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. The Committee members you can e-mail or write include the following:

Senate Committee Members

Chairman Jeff Bingaman (NM) Byron L. Dorgan (ND)
Ron Wyden (OR) Tim Johnson (SD)
Mary L. Landrieu (LA) Maria Cantwell (WA)
Robert Menendez (NJ) Blanche Lincoln (AR)
Bernard Sanders (VT) Evan Bayh (IN)
Debbie Stabenow (MI) Mark Udall (CO)
Jeanne Shaheen (NH) Lisa Murkowski (AK)
Richard Burr (NC) John Barrasso (WY)
Sam Brownback (KS) James E. Risch (ID)
John McCain (AZ) Robert Bennett (UT)
Jim Bunning (KY) Jeff Sessions (AL)
Bob Corker (TN)

If you do an Internet search, using Google or Yahoo, on the Committee members’ names you will easily find their home and Washington DC addresses and their e-mail addresses.

We would recommend that you ask for prompt passage of these two bills.

Thank you.

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