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MASSACHUSETTS: Three Bills Aim to Bar 'Fracking'

Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife, healthconditions )

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Although Massachusetts is not known for petroleum exploration, two bills have been filed in the Legislature to pre-emptively ban hydraulic fracturing - a natural gas extraction process better known as "fracking."

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Christeen Anderson (656)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:42 am
Yea. I hope this gets the job of no fracking done. Thank you.

Daniel Partlow (189)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:26 am
YES, YES, STOP all fracking everywhere!

Lois Jordan (61)
Monday February 18, 2013, 1:16 pm
I hope the bills pass, and that other states seriously consider legislation of this type. Even if fracking hasn't come to your state yet, you might want to contact your local state legislators to start drafting a bill.

John B. (194)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:59 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the great article by Cole Champan. Kudos to Representatives Denise Provost(D), Peter V. Kocot(D) and Sean Garballey(D) for introducing their Bills. Read and noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:02 pm
I cannot understand why a population of intelligent people would want to poison their own children. Do these fracking companies live on a special island or something? Come on!

Kenneth G. (141)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:40 pm

Sheila S. (63)
Monday February 18, 2013, 7:06 pm
"... but basically I think we all agree on the issue which is to protect the public health of our constituents,"...

Wish I could read a quote like that from my state and local government officials, but they have all gone green (not the ecological kind either!)

Patricia N. (9)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:12 pm
I hope they can stop it.

Bmr Reddy (8)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 1:04 am

John Gregoire (286)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 5:09 am
Glad to see them getting out in front of this horror. Wish Patrick would share this with his buddy Cuomo!

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 5:08 am
good news, thanks Cal

Nimue Pendragon (324)
Friday February 22, 2013, 12:33 am
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