Ban on fracking would cost jobs

Ban on fracking would cost jobs

Sacramento Bee | July 30, 2014 | by John Kabateck

Further restricting the amount of oil produced within the Golden State would increase our reliance on outside sources, hurting our energy independence and potentially penalizing California consumers with higher prices at the pump. More oil imports also mean fewer domestic jobs. Oil production in California is a source of thousands of small-business jobs – truck drivers and service companies, accountants and gas stations. Arbitrary bans on proven technology, such as hydraulic fracturing, only add to the uncertainty and pain felt on Main Street and will send more small-business jobs to other states and countries.

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