Donald Trump seemed to support state and local bans on fracking in a Colorado interview Friday.
In a departure from the usual position of Republicans and the wishes of the oil and natural gas industry, the GOP nominee for president said he thinks voters should be able to ban fracking at the state and local level, despite his personal support for the practice.
“I’m in favor of fracking, but I think that voters should have a big say in it,” Trump told Denver television station KUSA in an interview, a portion of which was posted Friday. “I mean, there’s some areas, maybe, they don’t want to have fracking. And I think if the voters are voting for it, that’s up to them.”
He went on to say that while fracking is needed, “if a municipality or a state wants to ban fracking, I can understand that.”
Republicans around the country have fought fiercely against local and state fracking bans.The rest of the article can be read by clicking here.
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