MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ABOUT FRACKING IN KENTUCKY
July, 2015 - Governor Beshear the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet are collecting public input to help shape rules and regulations for oil and gas development in Kentucky, including fracking.
The list of chemicals used to frack should, in and of itself, demonstrate the serious dangers associated with this extraction process. Fracking has been found to cause or contribute significantly to: water contamination; air pollution; earthquakes; infrastructure damage; devaluation of land values; increased illness in the areas of dermatology, neurology, oncology, and urology, among other categories.
Given these outcomes, several states and dozens, if not hundreds of cities, counties and municipalities have issued resolutions opposing, moratoriums against or outright bans on fracking.
If you have concerns regarding fracking in Kentucky, let Governor Beshear and the EEC know. There is one remaining public forum where you can make your voice heard:
July 30th, 6-8pm. Hazard Community & Technical College, One Community College Drive, Hazard (Room 208 of the Jolly Center).
If you cannot make these sessions, submit your written comments to OilandGasComments@ky.gov between now and July 31st.
To read a draft of KEF's comments and recommendations for Beshear and the EEC regarding fracking in Kentucky, click here.