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Listen to county residents, pass bill to ban fracking

I read with interest The News article about the Erie County public hearing on banning fracking and fracking waste here in Erie County. Although the article didn’t note this, almost everyone who was at the hearing spoke in favor of the legislation. That makes sense. Despite the gas industry propaganda, and because of its lobbying, we know very little about the chemicals that are in their fracking cocktails. But the science coming in from states where fracking is allowed is showing that those chemicals are pretty dangerous.

Living in the Southtowns, I rarely meet anyone who is in favor of fracking and many who are strongly against it. I hope our elected officials will listen to the people rather than the gas industry and protect our county from toxic fracking wastewater.

Sarah Buckley, R.N.

East Aurora