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That's right, a NATIONAL BAN. She is not limiting herself to some district in New York. She has sweeping policies in store for this country.

A little economic discomfort may be necessary for the health of all people living in America.

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ocasio-cortez-introduces-national-fracking-ban/ar-BBZW19X?ocid=spartanntp

(Full article at above link)

 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), along with Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.) officially introduced a national fracking ban in the House.

 The law would also prohibit fracking within 2,500 feet of homes and schools by February 2021. They also would provide a transition for working families in the fracking industry.

"Fracking is destroying our land and our water," Ocasio-Cortez said. "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."

Soto said in a statement that fracking poses a hazard to "our health, safety and environment."

"If we want to transition from fossil fuel emissions as we work towards building a 100 percent clean economy, pulling back from fracking is a critical first step," he said. "Failure to act will only make the crisis at hand even more detrimental for future generations of Americans."

Sanders has vowed during his presidential campaign to eliminate fracking in the country if he wins in 2020.

American Petroleum Institute spokeswoman Bethany Aronhalt told The Hill in a statement last month that a ban could produce an increase in household energy costs.

"Banning a safe, successful method of developing energy would erase a generation of American energy progress and in the process destroy millions of U.S. jobs, spike household energy costs and hurt farmers and manufacturers," she said after the Senate bill was first announced.

 

 

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