IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: San Jose Mercury News Makes the Case for Energy Independence

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: San Jose Mercury News Makes the Case for Energy Independence

October 27, 2014

Over the weekend, the San Jose Mercury News editorialized against local energy bans on the upcoming November ballot in San Benito and Santa Barbara Counties.

The paper called California’s hydraulic fracturing regulations the toughest in the nation.

Here’s what else the paper said:

“The scientific community’s assessment of the environmental risks of fracking are insufficient to justify a total ban.”

“A practice tied to national energy supplies should not be regulated county by county.”

Read this editorial in its entirety here.

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