The Oregon House approved a 10-year ban on fracking to explore for oil and natural gas.
Lawmakers voted 42-12 on Monday to prohibit the process, which injects high-pressure liquids into underground rock to extract oil and gas. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Environmental advocates say fracking can contaminate groundwater and pose other environmental risks.
The Trump administration announced last year that it planned roll back federal regulations on the process, making it easier to frack on public lands.
New York, Vermont and Maryland have enacted fracking bans, and Florida and New Mexico are also considering outlawing at least some forms of the practice.
Fracking pollutes water, degrades air quality and worsens climate change. When we are in the White House we are going to ban fracking nationwide and rapidly move to renewable energy. Thank you @ORHouseDems for taking this important step to stop fracking. https://t.co/7Bc2jHHema
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 19, 2019
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