DC Approves Resolution Against Fracking In National Forest

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 3:30 PM EST) -- Washington, D.C., lawmakers on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of a resolution prohibiting hydraulic fracturing in nearby national forest land, expressing concern that fracking in the Potomac River watershed could contaminate the city's drinking water.

The Council of the District of Columbia urged the federal government to make sure that no drilling takes place in George Washington National Forest, half of which includes the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale geological formation in Virginia and West Virginia.

Emphasizing that the national forest “plays a vital rile in protecting...
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