SHOULD THE STATE HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO OVERRIDE LOCAL FRACKING LAWS THAT WERE CLEARLY PASSED BY THE VOTERS?

Once you feel educated on each of the above, answer the following questions:

Should the state have the authority to override local fracking laws that were clearly passed by the voters? Why or why not? How might this law impact the fiscal policy of our state?
How might the federal government’s establishment of standards regarding fracking-related pollution be described as an “overreach” of its powers?  How might the federal standards be justified?
Lastly, what are your overall feelings about the continuous fight between federal power and states rights?  Should there by more or less emphasis given to the states to govern the people living within them or for continuity amongst all citizens, should the federal government really be in charge?  Explain.

 

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