Sunday, June 26, 2011
Fracking, the Energy Source of the Future
The United States has within its borders some of the largest deposits of natural gas and possibly oil. By using the fracking process, we may produce the energy that we so much depend on to power of daily lives.
Environmentalists have come up with a laundry list of negatives about fracking. They claim everything from water pollution to cancer causing methane leaks. According to the WSJ article these concerns have been proven false to a great degree. One big problem is the federal government and in particular the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA wants to bully its way into short-circuiting this proven process. It throws one study after another trying to prove that fracking has a major impact on drinking water and animals. It preaches its cause libere "environmental justice." Unfortunately as in other cases the American people suffer form more government intervention!
Fracking is safe if practiced safely. States where the process has brought new growth in employment and opportunities have established laws to greatly protect its citizens and lands. There are proven fields of oil and natural gas that could bring a new boon to economically distressed states...just keep Uncle Sam at bay!
If you get a chance, read the article on page A14 of the weekend WSJ. It gives you more information than I can expand on here in this blog. There you can see the plus and minuses and also the myths about this proven process. As a Texan, I welcome this kind of development in our job friendly state.
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