Ban dangerous hydraulic fracturing here

Published: Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Re "California can find road to prosperity by embracing hydraulic fracturing" (Viewpoints, Nov.20): I don't know where Rep. Kevin McCarthy has been. We hear reports of the harm caused by "fracking," or injecting water deep underground to extract oil and gas. Just because such incidents didn't occur here doesn't mean they aren't happening. Some people have been able to light the "water" in their houses. I hope the process of fracturing, which wastes valuable water, will be outlawed here.

-- Jeannie H. Long, Sacramento

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