Is a Fracking Ban a Good Idea?

 

Via Greensfa on Flickr

Via Greensefa on Flickr

A bold demand has recently become standard among many U.S. environmentalists and progressives: ban fracking. Major green groups such as the Sierra Club have called for ending the practice. Bernie Sanders gave the issue more visibility when he first endorsed a national fracking ban four months ago. Then, earlier this summer, his camp pushed (unsuccessfully) for a ban to be incorporated into the Democratic Party’s platform.

But is a full-scale fracking ban a good idea? Some pro-environment policy experts and activists don’t think so.

Read on at Grist.

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