Jeff Hamilton: Tough fracking rules

May 11, 2013 

Tough fracking rules

N.C. doesn’t need Halliburton’s influence on fracking laws (“Vote on fracking rule delayed,” May 4 news article).

A third of fracking fluid stays in the ground, and once it hits the spider web of diabase sheets, it will quickly pollute groundwater for many miles around. We already know there are carcinogens in it. We need the exact formula made public and to have the power to choose among them.

This is to protect and prepare the people who drink that water and use it for agriculture. The public health of N.C. residents is not a Halliburton trade secret or legal stratagem.

We said we are going to make the toughest fracking rules in the nation. This is where we make it happen.

Jeff Hamilton

Durham

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