Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims ‘I Am Not Banning Fracking

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CLAIM: Joe Biden claimed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “I am not banning fracking.”

VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. Biden has promised to ban fracking — repeatedly — as has his running mate.

Biden said Monday — during a speech supposedly on violence: “I am not banning fracking. Let me say again: I am not banning fracking. No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me.”

The problem, for Biden, is that he explicitly promised to ban fracking during the second Democratic Party presidential primary debate on July 31, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan.
 
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