|Gov. Jay Inslee signs the fracking bill into law and gives the pen
to Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline) who sponsored the legislation
Photo courtesy Senate Democratic Communications
Washington will now prohibit the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for oil and natural gas exploration and production, according to legislation that Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law on Wednesday.
“We are charged with preserving our environment for future generations; it is a cornerstone of our state’s identity,” said Salomon.
“While fracking is not currently done in Washington, it is important that we acted preventatively here. If the use of fracking were to be established, oil companies and lobbyists would make it very hard to curtail.”
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