Update: Wednesday, Nov.
Many of America's important public lands are simply “too wild to drill," which is why The Wilderness Society continues to fight against drilling in those places.
H.R. 2728 would give states (and only states) the power to set the rules for monitoring and regulating fracking on public lands.
H.R. 2728 would only allow states to determine the rules of the game when it comes to monitoring and regulating fracking on public lands.
Testifying before the U.S.
Western states are faced with multiple challenges this summer. As temperatures continue to rise, communities may be forced to choose between their dwindling water supply and their profitable oil and gas resources.
This was the message from a group of park rangers and the National Parks Conservation Association at a Congressional briefing they hosted on the topic on June 19.
Gasland Part II, a documentary about hydraulic fracturing, airs on HBO on July 8.
The Forest Service proposed a ban last year on horizontal drilling, also known as fracking. Their decision will determine how this forest is managed for at least the next decade.
New draft rules governing hydraulic fracturing on federal lands need to set a good example for states and local governments, according to The Wilderness Society.