Second thoughts about fracking and local control. It’s what the two Presidential candidates are having as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said she now supports a state Supreme Court ruling which prohibits local governments from banning the process.
It comes after GOP nominee Donald Trump had told supporters he supports fracking but also believes local governments should have the power to ban the process.
“I am not an expert on the Colorado constitution and what I’m told is that the basis for the Colorado court’s decision was a Colorado constitutional one,” said Clinton in an interview with a Denver reporter. “I have long been in favor of states and cities within states making up their own minds whether or not they want to permit fracking.”
In Colorado, environments have been pushing so local governments have the legal power to ban fracking. Even Colorado’s Democratric Gov. John Hickenlooper is against lock fracking bans.
“You turn over total responsibility to the local communities, they are subject to the voters who aren’t anywhere near the frack site, but will, in many cases, vote to ban any oil and gas activity at all,” explained the governor.