Rep. Pocan introduces bill to ban new fracking on public lands
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) introduced H.R.5844, the Protect Our Public Lands Act; which, if successful would forbid any new, renewed or readjusted federal leaseholders from conducting fracking.
Friends of the Earth Climate and energy campaigner Kate DeAngelis offers the following statement in response:
Our public lands are pristine, sacred places that must be protected from the destructive process of fracking. Rep. Pocan’s bill would be a step forward in preserving our unique wilderness spaces from fossil fuel extraction. Let’s hope this bill spurs additional protections that ensure all fossil fuels are left in the ground.
Expert Contact: Kate DeAngelis, (202) 222-0747, [email protected]
Communications Contact: EA Dyson, (202) 222-0730, [email protected]