‘Fracking’ is the Focus of TDEC Hearing

From the News Sentinel
Opponents of “fracking” – a technology for extracting natural gas – filled a hearing room in Knoxville on Tuesday night, calling for more stringent regulation of the oil and gas industry.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation held the hearing on proposed regulations – but the proposals do not mention fracking, which injects water and/or chemicals into shale formations to extract the natural gas.
About 100 people attended the meeting at the Knoxville office of TDEC. The hearing was preceded by a sign-waving rally along Middlebrook Pike. A second public hearing on the proposed regulations is planned for 6 p.m. April 28 at the TDEC office, and written comments will be accepted until May 9.
About half of the 35 registered speakers voiced their opposition to the proposed regulations – and specifically to “fracking” – in the first hour and 20 minutes.
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