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Wed Feb 12, 2020, 10:06 PM

Soto, Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders, Merkley Unveil Bill to Ban Fracking Nationwide



Soto, Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders, Merkley Unveil Bill to Ban Fracking Nationwide
February 12, 2020
Press Release

Today, Reps. Darren Soto (FL-09) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) introduced H.R. 5867, the Ban Fracking Act, a federal bill to phase out fracking nationwide in the United States. A companion bill was introduced in the Senate by Senators Bernie Sanders (VT-I) and Jeff Merkley (OR-D).

The Ban Fracking Act would institute an immediate federal ban on all new federal permits for fracking-related infrastructure and a ban on fracking within 2,500 feet of homes and schools by 2021. Then, starting in 2025, it would ban fracking nationwide. The legislation also initiates a just transition for the working families in the fracking industry. The bill directs the Department of Labor to partner with other federal agencies and stakeholders, including representatives of organized labor, to develop a plan to prioritize the placement of fossil fuel workers into good-paying jobs in the communities in which they live as the United States moves quickly to an energy system based on sustainable energy and energy efficiency.

The bill highlights the dangers of fracking to public health, workers and communities, and averting climate change, and commissions a nationwide Environmental Protection Agency survey of fracked oil and natural gas wells.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 10:14 PM

1. Want Trump to win Pennsylvania? Because this is how Trump wins Pennsylvania

How about we stop pretending everyone lives in a solidly blue state or district and knock this off until after the election?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 10:15 PM

2. Yes fracking is bad and natural gas is a greenhouse driver

... but PA, WV, OH, MD, and other states are getting millions from fracking and we will lose all those states with a fracking ban.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:25 AM

3. And this is why the Left are a permanent minority in this country

Everyone knows fracking is environmentally harmful and puts money in oil execs' pockets. It's also brought millions and millions of dollars to many battleground states and has undoubtedly contributed to keeping oil and natural gas prices down across the country.

To propose something like this in the middle of a fucking election cycle is the kind of "you're either ALL the way in, or you're my enemy!" zealotry that we see from Trumpworld.

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