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Fracking

This page is for all local Leagues to use to prepare members for a consensus to be considered at the statewide June 2017 convention. A Power Point presentation from this website can be used to present programs locally. An 8-page study filled with graphs, photos and charts may also be used as the basis for informing interested parties about the issues.

There is a wealth of information available from all around the country and more will be added as it becomes available. Check back frequently to keep abreast of the latest happenings.

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New State Position on Fracking

LWV-VA has a new position on Fracking, effective upon the approval by the Board April 4, 2017. This follows the League's study and consensus process. Hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking or fracing) is a method to release natural gas and oil trapped inside bedrock that could not be economically retrieved with traditional methods. Fracking is a fiercely debated political and environmental issue. Advocates believe it is a safe and economical source of clean energy that provides jobs, assures energy independence, and boosts the economy. Critics claim it pollutes the air and drinking water, affects health, promotes seismic activity, contributes to the greenhouse gases, and will delay the development of renewable energy sources.

League of Women Voters of Virginia - Natural Resources website has been developed to provide members with a source of materials for League studies pertaining to natural resources.

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