“Northwest Georgia -- I won’t say we’re abundant in water, but we have a lot of wonderful sources of water,” Meadows said. “The intent of this bill is to protect those water sources.”
Meadows said only three companies have attempted to draw natural gas out of the Conasauga Shale that cuts through that corner of the state. None are currently active. A fracking operation involves lowering a drill and pipe up to 2,000 feet underground.