Trust but verify assurances of oil industry

Published: Friday, Apr. 4, 2014 - 4:04 pm
Last Modified: Saturday, Apr. 5, 2014 - 11:12 am

Re "No evidence that tracking leads to quakes" (Another View, March 30): Writer Catherine Reheis-Boyd challenges us not to be frightened Californians and attempts to mislead us with oil industry assurances.

We do know the end game of the oil industry in California: they are now, and have been since October, shipping oil through Sacramento by rail. Transferring it from rail to trucks for over the road shipment. Without permits, without notifications.

Why should we trust them to tell us the truth now? If fracking is as safe as they claim, why not take a moratorium to learn more about the impacts. If it is a safe as they claim, that’ll prove out. In the words of Ronald reagan: ‘Trust, but verify.”

While I expect Reheis-Boyd to raise her voice to protect her industry of employment, she should understand how I want to raise my voice to protect where we live.

-- Luanne Clayton, Sacramento

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