Email/Call All Senators
HB 40 Senate Public Hearing This Thursday
Vote likely Soon!
After you contact the members of the Natural Resources Committee, begin contacting ALL senators and insisting they vote against HB 40 unless it contains the following changes. To email a senator, simply click on his/her email address.HB 40 is sitting with the Senate Natural Resources Committee, so we have more time to seek revisions. Please contact the members listed at the end of this email and ask them to make the following changes to HB 40.
1. Remove the stipulation that gas ordinance regulations be “commercially reasonable.” This phrase is vague and places gas industry’s wishes above the health, safety, and well being of residents. It would annihilate most truly protective regulations.
2. Allow city gas ordinances passed in the last year to be effective. Important due to ever increasing knowledge about impacts of fracking on health and safety and the environment as well as rapidly changing technology.
3. Permit cities to reject/ regulate injection wells. Mention this week’s report that Azele Earthquakes are being caused by injection wells makes this right critical.
4. Permit cities to require vapor recovery units. Recent worker deaths from inhaling hydro-carbons makes this right essential.
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