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.
Ream said Wild Earth has pledged to protest every federal lease sale for the remainder of Barack Obama’s presidency.
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.
Before you move into your mud hut by the river, burn wood and dried cow pies for cooking and warmth, eat grasshoppers and deer mice, poop in a hole in the ground, and live a short life and die a brutal death at the age of 23, please consider how interconnected affordable and abundant fossil fuels are with human history and the steady increases in longevity and life-span.
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.
President Obama could enact the plans in this memo with just the stroke of a pen, without any input from the communities affected by it.