(UnitedVoice.com) – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has decided to follow Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-VT) legislation to ban fracking in the United States with a bill of her own.
Fracking is destroying our land and our water. It is wreaking havoc on our communities' health. We must do our job to protect our future from the harms caused by the fracking industry. That is why I am proud to introduce the Fracking Ban Act with @RepDarrenSoto today. pic.twitter.com/Mt7EEUxPPo
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) February 12, 2020
The bill would make it illegal to produce natural gas within 2,500 feet of schools and homes by 2021 and help energy workers find employment in other industries. Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) has co-sponsored the bill.
Fracking is a type of drilling technology that extracts natural gas, water or oil from underground. It’s done by injecting liquid into the earth at a high pressure, which causes small fractures. Thanks to fracking, natural gas production in the United States has increased by 39% from 2007 to 2016. It’s also helped create millions of jobs and is expected to create 19 million more by 2035 — unless the Dems have their way.
Although fracking has become a talking point for Liberals, using it to instill fear in the minds of their uneducated constituents, it’s been proven by more than two dozen studies to be safe if done correctly. Of course, Dems won’t admit to this as it doesn’t support their love of regulations.
It’ll be interesting to see if any representatives put in the effort to research this topic and realize the lies that AOC is spreading.
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