Tuesday April 7 at 3:00PM room HR D
House Energy and Environment Committee
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Public Hearing scheduled. 4/7/2015 3:00 PM, HR D
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HB 3415 imposes a 10-year moratorium on use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas exploration and production.
Person Choice and Responsibility: Personal Choice is violated as this limits the opportunities in Oregon.
Free Market: From all indication, Oregon does not have large formations of shale gas. Free Markets are effected as Fracking has been done since 1950, and has not proved harmful, HB 3415 will leave Oregon with out the option for 10 years!
Fiscal Responsibility: Fiscal Responsibility is impacted when the State sets a false mandate on an imagined problem, and Oregonians lose when our opportunities are lost. There is no proof that Fracking is bad.
Limited Government: This is the State interfering in Private enterprise by mandate and restrictions. There are 3 terminals for liquefied natural gas projects in Oregon originally planned to import, but are now looking to export.
DOE's lifecycle emissions study found that the greenhouse gas impact of utilities in China and Europe burning imported natural gas to generate electricity is far less than them burning coal. Jordan Cove Project could make Oregon a West Coast gateway for markets in Asia. Even more so if more formations are found within the state.
Local Control: It has been reported that the Coos Bay Basin still has potential for future gas production there have been at least nine Fracking wells in Oregon.
Appears that this is an attempt to limit any source of carbon in Oregon, as there is a war on carbon that is political.