Because of the high probability of it – legislators have banded together to ban the practice in the state:
HOUSE BILL NO. 1197
Introduced by: Representatives Bordeaux and Kirschman and Senator Buhl O’Donnell
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to prohibit hydraulic fracturing.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That the code be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
The term, hydraulic fracturing, means a mechanical method of increasing the permeability of rock to increase the amount of oil and gas produced from the rock.
Section 2. That the code be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person may engage in hydraulic fracturing in this state.
They’re going after fracking in South Dakota? Are they serious? Don’t you have to actually have measurable levels of oil and gas production before you start getting snippy about what types of production you will allow?
It sounds more like someone saw a documentary, and thought they needed a bill. This is silly.