Democratic primary debate in Flint MI: on Energy & Oil


Bernie Sanders: I oppose fracking; anyone who says it is safe is wrong

Q: Do you support fracking? And its risk of contaminating the water supply?

SANDERS: My answer--my answer is a lot shorter. No, I do not support fracking.

CLINTON: #1, I don't support it when any locality or any state is against it. #2, I don't support it when the release of methane or contamination of water is present. I don't support it, #3, unless we can require that anybody who fracks has to tell us exactly what chemicals they are using.

Q [to Sanders]: A number of Democratic governors say that fracking can be done safely, and that it's helping their economies. Are they wrong?

SANDERS: Yes. Secretary Clinton has the support of all the Democratic governors. I am not part of that establishment. I am a member of the Environmental Committee. And I talk to scientists who tell me that fracking is doing terrible things to water systems. We have gotta be bold now. We gotta transform our energy system to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. We've gotta do it yesterday.

Source: 2016 Democratic primary debate in Flint, Michigan Mar 6, 2016

Hillary Clinton: I support fracking if environmental protections are all met

Q: Do you support fracking? And its risk of contaminating the water supply?

CLINTON: #1, I don't support it when any locality or any state is against it. #2, I don't support it when the release of methane or contamination of water is present. I don't support it, #3, unless we can require that anybody who fracks has to tell us exactly what chemicals they are using. So by the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be many places where fracking will continue to take place. And I think that's the best approach, because right now, there places where fracking is going on that are not sufficiently regulated. So first, we've got to regulate everything that is currently underway, and we have to have a system in place that prevents further fracking unless conditions like the ones that I just mentioned are met.

SANDERS: Scientists tell me that fracking is doing terrible things to water systems all over this country. Those who say fracking can be done safely are wrong.

Source: 2016 Democratic primary debate in Flint, Michigan Mar 6, 2016

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