Plans to increase gas exports brings new fracking worries

A fracking pump.

Lawmakers urge caution and studies before approving massive exports of liquid natural gas

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — As the energy industry looks to boost sagging natural gas prices by exporting the resource overseas, a group of lawmakers, including Rep. Jared Polis, is asking the U.S. Department of Energy to take a close look at the potential impacts of those export plans.

In a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Polis and Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) said they are concerned that increasing exports would lead to more  hydraulic fracturing, threatening public health and impacting jobs. Continue reading

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