Oregon House committee considers bill banning fracking until 2025

Oregon committee considers bill banning fracking until 2025 by The Associated Press, April 8, 2015, marcellus.com
SALEM, Ore. — The oil and gas industry is pushing back on a bill that would ban hydraulic fracturing in Oregon until 2025. The bill sponsor, Democratic Rep. Ken Helm, told a House committee Tuesday the proposal puts the state ahead of the curve in case oil and gas companies want to start fracking in Oregon.

Representatives from the oil and gas industry say legislation is unnecessary because there are already a number of rules in place on the practice. [That companies often willfully ignore, and pimp instead also ignored voluntary “best practices”]

Environmental groups say they have concerns about methane leaks and the impact of fracking on water supplies. [Emphasis added]

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