Friday fracking video


A challenge for GOP Legislators:

If you believe in learning from other people's mistakes, pass this law asap:

The department is projecting nearly $11 million in maintenance and repairs in one example cited to the state legislature in an agency study of traffic impacts resulting from shale gas drilling.

The DOT study, dated Dec. 31, requests changes in state law to make it easier to require private industry to repair public roads damaged during fracking operations.

“The volume of traffic can and does cause significant damage to secondary roads over a relatively short period of time,” the report says. “The majority of this traffic occurs over a period of six weeks.”

No doubt the drilling companies will lobby against this vigorously. Lawmakers should respond with the age-old saying, "If you're not going to do any damage, why should you be concerned?"

I know. Fat chance.