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Local Lutherans call for repeal of fracking loopholes

July 5, 2014
Special to the Sun-Gazette , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

SELINSGROVE - On the recommendation of a bipartisan task group, the Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted on June 20 to call for all environmental and public health exemptions on shale gas and oil drilling and its related processes, known as the "Halliburton loopholes," to be repealed and all processes related to shale gas and oil extraction and processing to be subject to the Safe Drinking Water Act (1974), the Clean Air Act (1990) and Clean Water Act (1972).

 
 
 

 

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