VA Newspaper Takes AG to Task for Decision Allowing Fracking Bans

Earlier this week MDN told you about Virginia’s far-left Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring giving local municipalities the “right” to regulate and ban fracking (see Virginia AG Says Localities Can “Regulate” & “Prohibit”). What we didn’t know is that Herring’s “opinion” which is taken as law completely contradicts and undoes an opinion issued by his Republican predecessor, Ken Cuccinelli, who wrote that while municipalities can limit drilling to areas zoned for it, they can’t outright ban it. Herring, bowing to pressure from the kook fringe of his party, aims to change it. What gives us comfort is that we’re not the only ones to notice that Herring has stepped WAY over the line on this. None other than the editorial writers for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot wrote an editorial yesterday that calls Herring to task for his recent overreach opinion on fracking…

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