Posted by Lambchop
The United States is poised to revolutionize the world economy with the discovery of astronomical proportions of shale and other difficult- to- drill oil fields within the continental United States. These discoveries will lead to the United States being the key world player in energy production. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) will be the future technologies to harness this windfall.
Bloomberg Reports: "The transformation, which could see the country become the world’s top energy producer by 2020, has implications for the economy and national security -- boosting household incomes, jobs and government revenue; cutting the trade deficit; enhancing manufacturers’ competitiveness; and allowing greater flexibility in dealing with unrest in the Middle East."
Sadly the current administration has just eaten the proverbial winning lottery ticket – why? Pressure from uninformed, hysterical environment al groups who pretend that fossil fuels are the scourge of the universe. Still married to the global warming fairy tale, environmentalists believe that C02 released from the use of fossil fuels will cause the movie The Day After Tomorrow to actually happen. (You see most left-wing environmental phobias come from movies, and “ta-da!”…sound, scientific policy is born! Think about it – the frenzy about the alleged dangers of nuclear power came from The China Syndrome.) Forget the fact the scientifically “most dangerous’ greenhouse gas is (drum roll)… water vapor.
Remember when our favorite imperious EPA ass clown, Al Armedariz, was caught on video introducing his new policy to “crucify” oil and gas companies who happen to use fracking to extract oil and gas from shale? His video (below) reflects the reality of the modern EPA. The EPA is a government bureaucracy/police force mandated to target companies using hydraulic fracturing for the crime of pretend environmental contamination. What should not surprise you is that Armendariz “resigned” once this video was viewed by the general public. He got a new job. He just joined the radical environmentalists group’s Sierra Club to promote the Beyond Coal Campaign (the group that has successfully terminated the coal industry with Obama’s cooperation) and, of course, to assist in the Sierra Club’s massive campaign against the extraction of natural gas from shale.
The whacked- out environmental leftists’ hysterical hostility to “fracking” (even though NONE of them can tell you what “fracking” actually is) holds the United States hostage. The result of this will be to squander the opportunity for possibly hundreds of years of economic prosperity and energy independence.
Folks in Pennsylvania (typically a royal blue state), parts of Ohio, and West Virginia are starting to wake up and smell the coffee. States will no doubt rise up against these insane overreaching policies enforced by the EPA and other governmental entities. Voting matters and left-wing Democrat-supported environmentalist policies will kill the future of clean, inexpensive, safe energy. Texas already had that figured out.