Energy and Environment


A bill that would prevent hydraulic fracturing in parts of Virginia has been sent to the Senate Finance Committee and is in danger of being killed! The bill made its way to the Senate floor, but was referred to committee in an effort to keep it from moving forward. 

SB951: Prohibits fracking in parts of Virginia.


Call To Action:

Contact members of the Senate Finance Committee to support this Senate Bill 951!


Committee:
Senate Finance Committee

Talking Points:
  1. 84,000 acres of pristine Eastern Virginian lands have been purchased and surveyed for possible fracking. 
  2. This land is adjacent to an aquifer that supplies most of Eastern Virginia with water. 
  3. The gas they would be attempting to frack is 5,000 feet deep - the aquifer is only 2,000 feet deep. 
  4. Allowing this bill to die could threaten the water quality of Eastern Virginia.

Who To Call:

Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr.  (R)

(804) 698-7503

district03@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.  (R)

(804) 698-7524

district24@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Janet D. Howell  (D)

(804) 698-7532

district32@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Richard L. Saslaw  (D)

(804) 698-7535

district35@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator L. Louise Lucas  (D)

(804) 698-7518

district18@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Stephen D. Newman  (R)

(804) 698-7523

district23@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Frank M. Ruff, Jr.  (R)

(804) 698-7515

district15@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Frank W. Wagner  (R)

(804) 698-7507

district07@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Ryan T. McDougle  (R)

(804) 698-7504

district04@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel  (R)

(804) 698-7527

district27@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Charles W. Carrico, Sr.  (R)

(804) 698-7540

district40@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Mark D. Obenshain  (R)

(804) 698-7526

district26@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator George L. Barker  (D)

(804) 698-7539

district39@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Siobhan S. Dunnavant  (R)

(804) 698-7512

district12@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Richard H. Stuart  (R)

(804) 698-7528

district28@senate.virginia.gov

 

Senator Rosalyn R. Dance  (D)

(804) 698-7516

district16@senate.virginia.gov