Why is a statewide ban necessary?


Regulations are state laws and rules that permit fracking, and spell out how it should be done. Regulations do not protect people from impacts of fracking and frack wastes. Only a ban protects us by preventing harm in the first place. To accept "regulated fracking," even if the regulation is strict and the regulators are conscientious, accepts the entire frack industry and all its components. Stopping a well here or there, in one community or two or in just the parks will help, but it does not prevent the overall, large-scale invasion of this toxic, polluting industry from destroying our state. People, animals and businesses in other states are suffering the health and economic consequences from contaminated air, water, and land from thousands of wells that have taken over the entire landscape, destroying water sources. Let's not let that happen here. Let's Ban Fracking.