Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced a bill on Wednesday that would ban fracking across the United States.
Fracking is a method of drilling for natural gas reserves that uses high-pressure jets of water. Although it can be an economic benefit and reduces U.S. reliance on oil imports, fracking has been criticized by environmentalists.
The bill was also supported by Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL).
🔦 Ocasio-Cortez made headlines last year for sponsoring the Green New Deal.