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Headed for the California -- senate the states and that.
That call for a moratorium on fracking that's extraction of natural gas and oil from deep -- the ground.
The bills would stop fracking until its health effects and its effects on the environment off quote thoroughly studied.
Bill snipers from the Center for Biological Diversity Andy joins us now.
I felt I know I'm sure that you support this moratorium on -- no you don't want fracking on golf that but a way to explain to our -- -- How does this seem to feel wind or affect biological diversity.
Well what you're seeing in California and throughout the country is literally an orgy of natural gas and oil fracking or fracturing of the rocks beneath the ground surface that is devastating plants and animals literally throughout the entire country every nook and cranny of this country is.
Open for fracking now -- California the problem is particularly acute so used site fracking just -- wildlife.
Correct and -- don't do it that it it it disturb wildlife that uses a heck of a lot of water uses a lot of toxic substances that gets in there -- water supplies.
There's a litany of problems it was -- America where we're not gonna get into that argument do you realize what you're doing.
I mean you stop fracking in California by the way that -- started yet but if you do stop it you're stopping a state which is essentially bankrupt.
Going for the only resource which you passed which would bring given tens if not hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue they could -- would resume.
Health services to children they could resume having one of the best educational systems in the world but no because it -- -- animals you'll stop it -- what you're doing.
Yeah I don't look at it that way in -- -- I think there's there's a much better way to have to look at the future for California and not to be fracking.
Underneath earthquake faults I mean -- there's so many uncertainties -- the California proposals that it would be foolish to go ahead with them at this point.
And I think public sentiment in California is clearly on.
Our side of a time out we need to take a look at what these impacts are and if there is the -- -- as you claim will then presumably will go forward it's been -- fracking has been used.
In parts of this country decade -- -- but here's where you don't have a -- right because this fracking today is much different than -- that occurred.
Last generation we're talking.
Drills that are much deeper and my -- horizontal under underground it is absolutely it's -- -- all this bills we've had over the last month alone we've literally had tens of spills.
What billions of gallons of either oil.
Or other pollutants coming out of these -- -- -- it is not safe but yeah I've only got thirty seconds left you don't wanna -- you don't want natural gas you don't want oil you don't presumably want nuclear.
You want America to be solely want Hydro oops -- power hey look we're fracking for summer gas right now in this country that we want to export it.
You can't tell me we don't have enough -- wanna ensure we don't want you don't want to go fuel we are drilling one anyway -- We -- we only -- so that you kind of running through them this country's ever seen bill I don't want hidden agenda I wanna know what she really wanted to do.
You don't wanna stop tracking front and we want to stop fracking a -- -- you stop the use of oil right stop it.
I did I say stop the use of oil doesn't -- -- stop fracking.
-- -- Fracking brings oil out of the ground in north -- not the only -- we get gas and oil and a lot of other ways to do it do you oppose fossil fuels period union.
We absolutely should be phasing fossil fuels out it's not gonna and tomorrow but absolutely we should be phasing them out I missed that Sony was in -- is -- -- -- -- -- response and so but come on back at some point bill because it's a very and I I really want any time you want your agenda -- I don't think you want any fossil fuels app pool I don't think no I think you overstated.
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