Conservation group issues statement after fracking meeting

Izaak Walton league national board member Robert Stegmeir issued the following statement following a Thursday, September 28 public meeting about the potential hazards of high pressure hydraulic fracturing (tracking) mining for oil and natural gas. The meeting was held because an October 24 oral auction of oil and gas lease rights will be held for state-owned land, including The White Pine Trail, the Cannonsburg State Game area and the Rogue River Conservation district.

“Bottom Line” is we support a moratorium of Slick Water Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) because of the great amount water used which gets contaminated with undisclosed chemical used. Also this contaminated brine/waste water is injected into deep Class 2 well. The Izaak Walton League of America and the Dwight Lydell Chapter think that the moratorium should be in place until the US EPA finishes there evaluation sometime in 2014. We don’t need the gas now! Be patient and do it correctly if and when that is determined based on good science and best management practices. Citizens are encouraged to study H.B. 5150 and ask their state representative to support it and get it passed as soon as possible.


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