Louisiana: Important Legislation is being considered in tomorrow’s Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. Tomorrow, April 27

From LEAN –

Important Legislation is being considered in tomorrow’s Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. Tomorrow, April 27, 2021 at 10:00am, the Senate Committee will consider SB2 by Senator Fields and SB44 by Senator Peterson. Both of these bills intend to better protect Louisiana communities.
SB2 by Senator Fields – Requires air monitoring systems in certain permitted facilities
SB44 by Senator Peterson and Representative Landry – Provides for reporting and notification of releases of certain materials that cause an emergency condition.
Please reach out to the Senate Committee of Environmental Quality to let them know you support these bills and their efforts to better protect Louisiana residents! Click on the names below for contact information, including email.
Senate Environmental Quality Committee Members

Lambert, Eddie J. Chairman District   18 R
Pope, J. Rogers Vice Chair District   13 R
Connick, Patrick Member District   8 R
Hensgens, Bob Member District   26 R
Hewitt, Sharon Member District   1 R
Peterson, Karen Carter Member District   5 D
Price, Edward J. Member District   2 D
Cathey, Stewart, Jr. Ex Officio District   33 R
Senate Committee Contact:
senvq@legis.la.gov 
225-342-1771


 

 

 

 

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News study warns fracking is destroying US water supply – NationofChange

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A new study from Duke University puts into perspective the affects fracking has on the United States’ water supply. While fracking is decades in the making, the researchers, who published the peer-reviewed findings on August 15 in Science Advances, used years of data to draw the conclusion that fracking is destroying the country’s water.

With “much of the water fracking uses lost to humanity,” the “permanent loss of water use for hydraulic fracturing from the hydrosphere” is higher than other forms of energy. The study explained that the water “is highly saline, is difficult to treat, and is often disposed through deep injection wells.” The study also revealed that “from 2011 to 2016, the water use per well increased up to 770 percent.” As Anthony Ingraffea, fracking expert and professor at Cornell University, explained in a ThinkProgress story, “that means we are losing potable water forever in many semi-arid regions…

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