“The best way to protect our health and climate from this dirty drilling is to ban it altogether and keep fossil fuels safely in the ground.”
It was a moment when elements of the grassroots anti-fracking movement in New York State joined hands with the larger political groundswell behind the Sanders campaign.
One of the most important finds appears to be the definitive link the researchers found between fracking and earthquakes in the region.
“The difference between Bernie and Hillary that Bill Maher irresponsibly laughs off is not merely between an honest and a corrupt politician, but between saving the climate by renewables and destroying it by 30+ more years of fracking.”
"I hope that Secretary Clinton would join me if we are serious about climate change, about imposing a tax on carbon on the fossil fuel industry and making massive investments in energy efficiency and sustainable energy. And by the way... I hope you’ll join me in ending fracking in the United States of America."
"My answer is a lot shorter," Sanders said. "No. I do not support fracking,"
Bernie Sanders is currently the only presidential candidate that opposes fracking. Now his new ad campaign is challenging his opponents' conflicting viewpoints.
Not only is water being potentially contaminated by fracking in Pennsylvania but oil companies are aggressively seizing land for a fracking pipeline that might not even be built.
A Stanford researcher found the highest risk of leaks was from shallow natural gas wells drilled in California, Pennsylvania, and Texas.