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  •  I'm not completely against fracking... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...however, I'd like to see VERY strict regulations on fracking, including:

    1) Requiring public hearings before a fracking operation could be approved

    2) Requiring that land owners would have the right to receive payment for sale or lease of land to fracking operators

    3) Making sure that the public has the right to know what chemicals are used by fracking operations

    4) Requiring that risk of earthquakes and various other types of environmental damage be considered before a fracking permit is either approved or rejected

    In short, I'd like to see even stricter regulations on fracking than what Illinois passed earlier this year, without completely outlawing the practice.

    A moratorium on fracking should only be implemented in order to give a state legislature time in order to consider legislation to regulate the practice.

    My parents made me a Democrat. Scott Walker made me a progressive.

    by DownstateDemocrat on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 03:10:03 PM PDT

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    •  And fracking fluid should be covered (2+ / 0-)
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      DownstateDemocrat, HoosierD42

      under the Clean Water Act again.

      "You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate! Only the unloved hate — the unloved and the unnatural!" -Charlie Chaplin

      by KingofSpades on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 03:12:42 PM PDT

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