My guess is that the Whitehouse is “Obama approving” every negative article that can be written for oil, gas, coal etc...He still doesn’t get it....WE ALL USE ALL OF THESE IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
Yep - there is a bigger picture here. The Administration is trying to cripple virtually all domestic energy sources that are economically feasible in their rush to kill the economy and push the bogus “green energy” agenda. I was only being slightly facetious in my earlier response - fracking truly is a cost/benefit issue. The idea of injecting chemicals underground raises issues; however, the track record of fracking is very good when you consider that the chemicals are usually being injected thousands of feet below the water table. Certainly it needs to be monitored, but these scare stories are designed to kill the practice, which has the effect of putting off limits VAST amounts of domestic energy sources. Just what’s going on with the BP Gulf disaster - clearly something has gone very, very wrong there, but thousands of wells have been drilled without this consequence. Looks like BP cut corners and deserves every liability it incurs, but is that a reason to kill offshore drilling? Only if you ignore cost/benefit analysis and are trying to pursue a greater Marxist agenda.