S709

Step back on the frack

This kind of approach to lawmaking should be outlawed:

“I don't want any pollutant stuff either,” said Sen. Harris Blake, a Republican representing Moore and Harnett counties. “I'm very concerned about that. But I'm concerned that we'll spend years studying this stuff and then go ahead and do it. Then look at the time we'll lose.”

If those years spent provide us with guidance on how to frack safely, and how to protect our landowners from being ripped off (which is happening now), and gives us the tools we need to manage the upfront water usage and disposal of used (tainted) water, that time will not have been wasted. And we're not the only ones studying this matter:

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