Frack Free Nevada to hold event |

Frack Free Nevada to hold event

Nevada Appeal staff report

Frack Free Nevada will hold what it’s describing as a peaceful demonstration calling for Gov. Brian Sandoval to ban hydraulic fracturing in Nevada from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at the Capitol Buidling.

Frack Free Nevada and Nevadans Against Fracking and other citizens will participate to defend Nevada’s water, maintain healthy Nevada communities, protect air quality, safeguard agriculture and ranching and preserve habitat for wildlife, organizers said.

Organizers state fracking has brought rampant environmental and economic problems to rural communities and accidents and leaks have polluted rivers, streams and drinking water supplies. Regions peppered with drilling rigs have high levels of smog as well as other airborne pollutants, including potential carcinogens, organizers also stated. Property values also decline, they said.

In addition, organizers of the demonstration state the process for developing fracking regulations has not been transparent.