County Supervisors Hear from Public Divided Over Ballot Initiative to Ban Fracking

County Supervisors Hear from Public Divided Over Ballot Initiative to Ban Fracking

Noozhawk | May 20, 2014 | by Lara Cooper

Many North County residents with jobs in the oil industry spoke out, saying the ballot initiative, if passed, could cost them their jobs. Sandra Burkhart of the Western States Petroleum Association asked the board to do the study, and ended her comments on a personal note. She said she’s a single mother with a 6-month-old daughter, and both of their futures would be impacted if the initiative passes. Edward Hazard, a mineral rights owner in the county, said many people rely on royalties from the mineral rights to survive.

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