Vermont to place moratorium on fracking

There is no fracking in Vermont.

WMAC radio reports,

Vermont lawmakers are considering a three-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, a controversial technique for natural gas drilling, while the scientific issues are explored further. WAMC’s Pat Bradley reports…

No natural gas wells currently exist in Vermont, but lawmakers have heard from state environmental officials that there is a shale formation under the Lake Champlain Islands that could be a target for the practice…

2 thoughts on “Vermont to place moratorium on fracking”

  1. The only mining activity Vermont is known for is asbestos, copper, and of course rocks. I guess fracking for gas is not toxic enough (or dumb enough) for those Green Mountaineers.

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