Last login: Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Betsy Butler's bill stipulates no "new" fracking can be done until the process can be regulated, which is MEANINGLESS.1. the language doesn't stipulate guidelines, standards or minimum requirements for regulations and would allow "new" fracking as soon as ANY regulations are written, no matter how weak - even those those written by industry would qualify. 2. "Old" fracking (via permits for "reworked" wells that include frack packing) will not be affected so fracking will NOT be stopped. Citizens need a REAL moratorium (NO new or old fracking until the practice can be scientifically proven will do no harm first) and a BAN if it can't be proven safe. Unfortunately, we have politicians slow walking and caving to PXP and other oil and gas companies while pretending to protect citizens.
July 4, 2012 at 12:34 p.m.
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