Joe Biden: 'I Do Not Propose Banning Fracking'

Joe Biden: 'I Do Not Propose Banning Fracking'


Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) told a potential voter attending Thursday’s town hall that he does “not propose banning fracking.”

“In a 2012 report in the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics, fracking was discussed and its possible implications for the waterways from the commonwealth to the gulf,” the questioner, Michele P. Ellison, said.

“Fracking has made the population sick and killed wildlife in southwest Pennsylvania. The commonwealth of Pennsylvania and small business development centers have already begun to transition people away from fossil fuels. What industries that are not harmful to human health and the environment are you planning for Southwest Pennsylvania and the nation?” she asked.

Biden used the opportunity to claim that he does “not propose banning fracking.”

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“Well, first of all, I make it clear I do not propose banning fracking,” he said, explaining that there need to be safeguards.

“I think you have to

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