This is one of the stupidest proposals in this session. Prohibit fracking? Fracking as done today with today’s technology is safe, and the one method of extracting oil and gas that is the least intrusive on the environment. The need for oil and gas will never go away. If we have the resource, there is every reason to develop it and benefit from it in the form of jobs, tax revenues, and national security and immunity from the likes of OPEC. Fossil fuels will always be the cheapest, the most versatile and the most essential to the economy. Nuclear, potentially even cheaper, is being regulated out of existence, and the myth of solar and wind is kept alive only with massive subsidies.