Tell the Nevada Legislative Commission that Nevada is Not Ready for Fracking.
Reject the industry-written rules
The Commission on Mineral Resources approved the fracking regulations on August 28, 2014. The final step in finalizing the regulations for addition to the Nevada Administrative Code is the approval by the Nevada Legislative Commission. Click here to read the proposed regulations.
The Legislative Commission meeting will be held Friday October 24th at 9:00am.
You can attend the meeting in Las Vegas: Grant Sawyer State Office Building, Room 4401, 55 E. Washington Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Or you can also observe the meeting and provide public comment through a simultaneous videoconference in Carson City: Nevada State Legislative Building, Room 4100 401 S. Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada.
The regulations the Legislative Commission is poised to approve fall short of providing the kind of protections our communities deserve and precious groundwater demands. The regulations were approved in a rushed, non-transparent process by the Commission on Minerals, which is comprised of members who represent (i.e., own interest in) oil, gas and mining corporations.
Nevada should follow the lead of New York, which implemented a moratorium on fracking pending a further environmental and socio-economic analysis of fracking’s impacts. Barring that, the minimum changes to the regulations must be made:
Finally, under the proposed regulations, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has zero role in permitting, analysis or even consultation. This is in spite of the fact that Fracking is known to exacerbate the decline of habitat of the endangered sage grouse.
Tell the committee: We don’t want Nevada’s wild and open lands converted into Fracking Industrial wastelands! Reject fracking industry-written rules!
Action you can take:
Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Chair – Marilyn.Kirkpatrick@asm.state.nv.us, 702-655-0332
Assemblyman Jason Frierson, Vice Chair – Jason.Frierson@asm.state.nv.us, 702-280-2981
Senator Kelvin Atkinson – Kelvin.Atkinson@sen.state.nv.us, 702-457-9995
Senator Moises Denis – Moises.Denis@sen.state.nv.us, 702-657-6857
Senator Ben Kieckhefer – Ben.Kieckhefer@sen.state.nv.us, 775-223-9618
Senator Ruben J. Kihuen – Ruben.Kihuen@sen.state.nv.us, 702-274-1707
Senator Michael Roberson – Michael.Roberson@sen.state.nv.us, 702-612-6929
Senator James Settelmeyer – James.Settelmeyer@sen.state.nv.us, 775-450-6114
Assemblyman Skip Daly – Skip.Daly@asm.state.nv.us, 775-359-0731
Assemblyman Wesley Duncan – Wesley.Duncan@asm.state.nv.us, 702-767-3733
Assemblyman Ira Hansen – Ira.Hansen@asm.state.nv.us, 775-221-2502
Assemblyman Lynn D. Stewart – Lynn.Stewart@asm.state.nv.us, 702-614-0631