Fracking is helping to defeat terrorism. By making global oil prices lower, fracking is hurting ISIS and other terrorist groups that are known to sell the oil they have captured on the black market.
A key reason that air quality has improved is because more Americans than ever are now relying on natural gas, and burning natural gas emits fewer pollutants into the atmosphere than burning coal.
It is truly unfortunate that politicians, special interest groups and the media control the narrative on fracking, even though it’s been used for decades.
As a nation, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by 2 percent from last year. Over the past 14 years, our carbon emissions are down more than 10 percent. On a per-unit-of-GDP basis, U.S. carbon emissions are down by closer to 20 percent.
There are at least four common fallacies used to discourage big-picture thinking and breed opposition to fossil fuels.
The Department of the Interior’s new fracking regulations make it harder for American Indians to compete and to have their shot at the American dream.
The notions that fracking is only a decade old and the industry is “lightly regulated” are laughable to anyone knowledgeable with what is involved.
The congratulatory back-slapping which followed the Nov. 21 announcement of a “landmark settlement agreement” on Roan Plateau oil and gas leases was an embarrassing example of life imitating art.
Pressurized water, or a similar fluid like Diet Coke, is forced into rocks which contain natural gas or oil, fracturing the “source rocks” so the fossil fuel can then travel to “reservoir rocks” where it is then pumped to the surface. Getting fracked sounds dramatic, but on the surface what you feel it is the equivalent of a cow fart, or a flea slipping on George Clooney’s hair.
The federal government in 1787 issued School Trust land grants. These land grants were awarded knowing new states would need reliable income to establish and sustain public education. Today, the State Land Board manages these acres with a mandate to generate revenues for schools and education.