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Polis Welcomes ExxonMobil CEO into ‘Exclusive’ Group of People Whose Neighborhood Has Been Fracked

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Washington, February 21, 2014 | comments

Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today made the following statement regarding ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson joining a lawsuit trying to prevent a hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" tower from being constructed near his Texas home:

“I would like to officially welcome Rex to the ‘Society of Citizens Really Enraged When Encircled by Drilling’ (SCREWED). This select group of everyday citizens has been fighting for years to protect their property values, the health of their local communities, and the environment. We are thrilled to have the CEO of a major international oil and gas corporation join our quickly multiplying ranks.

“I could not agree more with the lawsuit that Rex is a party to, when they say that the fracking occurring near the homes in question would be ‘detrimental to or endanger the public health, safety, morals, comfort or general welfare…in the neighborhood…’. I also sympathize with the concerns that Rex has regarding losing property value, a concern thousands of Coloradoans also face.

“I would welcome Rex to join the conversation that I, and thousands of other homeowners across the country have already been engaged in, to find a way to promote domestic energy sources in a manner that doesn’t deteriorate the quality of life for Americans living near these resources."

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