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Informative video and article on the CNN website today about Vermont's recently becoming the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing. Reasons for the ban include: groundwater contamination, uncertain science behind the practice and mild earthquakes. Vermont's governor, Peter Shumlin, also says he "hopes other states will follow Vermont's lead in banning it." We do, too!
We would be very interested to see what Sen. Rucho and Rep. Gillespie have to say about this, seeing as both of them "agree fracking can be done safely here."