Fracking ban

Posted Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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I have never been prouder of my home state of New York than when I read that the Assembly has approved a two-year ban on fracking.

The ban would require that the state wait until the Geisinger Health System completes a review of health histories of people who live close to wells and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finishes another review of effects on drinking water.

I only wish my adopted state of Texas would show equal concern.

-- Mary Jane Martinez,

Fort Worth

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