Senate perfects bill that would improve Missouri fracking
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Senate perfects bill that would improve Missouri fracking

Date: April 15, 2015
By: Kolbie Satterfield
State Capitol Bureau

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One lawmaker said a bill that would expedite the approval process for fracking could endanger Missourians' health
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Wrap: Fracking in Missouri has increased in recent years and could increase even more if a bill to expedite the process to obtain a fracking permit.

Republican Senator Rob Schaaf says some Missourians have concerns about the process.  

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Description: "Admit that it creates jobs but some people have concerns that it allows for a lot of pollution to get down into the ground and that some of it can come up around loose casings or ground water."

But Schaaf says he supports fracking expansion.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield

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Lawmakers discussed the health of Missourians during a fracking debate in the Senate
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Wrap: A bill that would speed up the process of receiving a permit to frack within Missouri brought up health concerns relating to contaminated water.

Republican Senator Rob Schaaf says some people think fracking poses too great an environmental risk.

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Description: "Some people are concerned about fracking, concerned about that it's an environmental concern. I don't think there's a consensus that fracking is such a great thing."

Schaaf says he supports this bill.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield.

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A discussion about fracking in the Missouri Senate shifted to the health of Missourians
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Wrap: Fracking in Missouri has increased in recent years and a bill heard before lawmakers would ease regulation.

Republican Senator Gary Romine says the bill would protect Missouri from higher authorities while expanding the fracking industry.

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Description: "I think it's a great piece of legislation for the citizens of Missouri and protect them from over reaching government."

Republican Senator Rob Schaaf says fracking has some people concerned about water pollution and the environment.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield


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