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Hydraulic fracturing will be a topic of discussion during the next legislative session. The controversial natural gas drilling process has the opposed saying it effects water, air and food quality and it has those that are for it saying it brings a hefty amount of revenue into the State.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley weighed in on the great hydrofracking debate. He said it’s important that peoples drinking and recreational water is as safe as it can be.

“I’ve met with some individuals and they’ve indicated that they’ve come up with a full proof way to make the residual of he hydrofracking completely safe and reusable, whether that’s true or not I don’t know, but there are a lot of innovative minds and a lot of technology in our country and we’re going to see some remedies for the concerns of those opposed to hydrofracking,” said Hawley.

It’s unclear yet whether legislators will vote on hydrofracking or whether the State Department of Environmental Conservation will be taking over and putting regulations in place.

Hawley said whatever happens he hope lawmakers will stay objective when discussing fracking and set aside emotions. 

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