Now is the time to prohibit fracking in Washington State

Fracking is a shortened term for hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking, a method for improving the yield of oil and gas wells by injecting high-pressure liquid to fracture deep rock formations. A bill that has reached the floor of the Washington State Senate, SB 5145, will prohibit hydraulic fracturing in our state.

Fracking consumes a great deal of fresh water and some other areas of the country have experienced well contamination, increased air pollution, and additional seismic activity in areas where fracking occurred. Historically, very little gas or oil production has occurred in WA state, and none is anticipated in the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, this bill will ensure that if the time comes for extraction, the state will authorize this process with all due caution. We also believe this will encourage our state to continue leading toward reducing our dependency on fossil fuels.

Write your state Senator to vote for this bill, and to vote against Amendment 21, which would exempt eastern Washington from this protection. 

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