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house Bill H.R. 928

Should Fracking be Regulated at the State Level?

Argument in favor

States are already regulating fracking on their own, and each state’s regulators have better context and local understanding to know how they should regulate fracking activities on their state’s lands. Reducing barriers to fracking at the state level will help local economies.

Craig's Opinion
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08/29/2018
The Tenth Amendment to our Constitution states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Given that the nature / spirit of the activities embodied by hydraulic fracturing have not been constitutionally delegated to the federal government, they clearly are reserved to the States.
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Fg's Opinion
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08/29/2018
Environmentalists say fracking dangerous to the health and land I’ve heard no substantial creditable evidence provided So they want to get the Federal Government involved where they have lobbyists to push their agenda . It’s a States decision Let’s Keep it That Way
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Darby's Opinion
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08/29/2018
The more state decisions the less national deficit and national debt we will have!
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Argument opposed

There are numerous cross-border environmental issues involved in fracking that should be addressed by the federal government. Existing federal policies already cover some of the potential impacts of fracking, and should lead to federal oversight of fracking.

burrkitty's Opinion
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08/29/2018
No no no. Do not deregulate this. It’s a terribly destructive technology that damages the ground hydrostatic pressure, lubricates faults, contaminants groundwater, and produces toxic waste that ruins the land that it is used in unrepairable ways. Frankly it shouldn’t be done at all.
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Deirdre 's Opinion
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08/29/2018
Fracking affects so much of our environment that it needs to be regulated at state and federal level. Plus it should be banned
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Jennifer's Opinion
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08/29/2018
There are numerous cross-border environmental issues involved in fracking that should be addressed by the federal government. Existing federal policies already cover some of the potential impacts of fracking, and should lead to federal oversight of fracking.
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    The Tenth Amendment to our Constitution states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Given that the nature / spirit of the activities embodied by hydraulic fracturing have not been constitutionally delegated to the federal government, they clearly are reserved to the States.
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    No no no. Do not deregulate this. It’s a terribly destructive technology that damages the ground hydrostatic pressure, lubricates faults, contaminants groundwater, and produces toxic waste that ruins the land that it is used in unrepairable ways. Frankly it shouldn’t be done at all.
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    Fracking affects so much of our environment that it needs to be regulated at state and federal level. Plus it should be banned
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    There are numerous cross-border environmental issues involved in fracking that should be addressed by the federal government. Existing federal policies already cover some of the potential impacts of fracking, and should lead to federal oversight of fracking.
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    Unfortunately environmental impacts do not respect state lines... Additionally, state governments are more easily manipulated by corporations to suit the corporate interest than is the federal government.
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    Fracking should be illegal across the board.
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    No! The damage done to the environment by fracking is national and needs to be regulated nationally. There also needs to be transparency when it comes to the chemicals used in fracking and in the injection wells. At this time, no Repugnacant is willing to stand for the Earth and its citizens against big money/business.
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    No Fracking way! There needs to be a complete federal and state moratorium on fracking. This destructive process is polluting ground water, disrupting eco systems & even causing earthquakes. And for what? For dirty, non-renewable, climate wrecking fossil fuels.
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    No. States that are economically depressed will ignore Fracking downsides which are... Contamination of groundwater Methane pollution and its impact on climate change Air pollution Human Exposure to toxic chemicals Blowouts due to gas explosion Toxic Waste disposal Large volume water use in water-deficient regions Fracking-induced earthquakes Workplace safety Infrastructure degradation
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    Fracking should be ended!
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    Fracking should not be allowed at all!
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    No, because it eventually affects us all. IT SHOULD NOT BE DERUGULATED.
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    Get big Government out of peoples lives
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    The environment impact of fracking is not always local - many times the earthquake fault lines transverse several states. The politics of drilling varies from state to state and the regulation should be based on environmental protection, not state politics where the damage may not end with the state line.
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    Absolutely not; it needs to be prohibited at the federal level.
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    Physics/environmental destruction occurs no matter what state it is. State legislatures cannot be trusted to protect the environment as our present situation shows us. A state that tracks heavily unrestricted can have terrible consequences for surrounding states.
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    This affects our whole country, we need a federal control of this environmental destroyer.
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    Environmentalists say fracking dangerous to the health and land I’ve heard no substantial creditable evidence provided So they want to get the Federal Government involved where they have lobbyists to push their agenda . It’s a States decision Let’s Keep it That Way
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    Hell no. Oil reserves don’t stop at state lines and neither do their impacts. Stop weakening environmental protections for the sake of profits.
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    The unfortunate truth is that Hydraulic fracking is already wasting and poisoning water in multiple states. If the reason for this bill is to roll back federal regulations further is should be opposed. States are already in charge of permitting. The feds have already exempted fracking from the clean water bill-- which is obscene since hydraulic fracking uses on average 2 - 5 million gallons of water per well. Think about that.
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