Chattanooga Anti-Frackers Ready for State Rule Changes

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 5/07/2013 12:55 pm
CHATTANOOGA, TN, (WDEF),- If New Mexico can do it, why cant we, is the view Chattanoogan campaigners now have.

Mitzi Yates, "A Precedent example, like New Mexico, will allow us to show, regular members of the community that it's okay to say no"

With over 350 active online members, local anti-fracking groups are concerned that a mineral rights war could happen when they say state rules are changing in June.

Davis Mounger, "many titles were split and a lot of land owners sold off their mineral rights, so very few  landowners probably   even know today whether or not they have rights to their own lands".


UTC professor Dr David Aborn believes it's a very simple choice.

"Have to balance risks and rewards, is the amount of energy independence from fracking worth the potential environmental and health risks."

According to Davis and his team  now is the time to raise awareness.

"The state of TN and it's new regulations has virtually no standards for landowner notification, for base line water quality testing data or for notification of the public."

Campaigners believe that on June 18th fracking rule changes will affect our homes and communities.

Further information at the following link. http://www2.epa.gov/hfstudy
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