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Submitted from San Marcos:

Recent studies have shown significant public health impacts to citizens living in towns or homes located in oil extraction basins. The health impacts are not only respiratory diseases like asthma, but also have contributed to significantly higher rates of cancer, and of stillborn babies and birth defects than in equivalent populations living elsewhere. What are the health impacts that are already acknowledged or currently under study, how will such public health impacts be mitigated, and what regulations will SB4 contain to ensure public health is not negatively impacted?