Letter: Westmoreland should ban fracking for gas

Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors should vote to ban fracking.

It would be a bold move that would serve as a startling, yet stern warning for oil and gas companies trying to do business in Virginia. They will have no future dictating what will benefit the public’s health and safety.

 Previous research conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency in Pennsylvania concluded that fracking can pollute surface and underground sources of drinking water. Which chemicals pollute the water? Well, we aren’t too sure since oil and gas companies do not disclose the chemicals they use during the hydraulic fracturing process there.

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