What the frack?

23 July 2012

Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science – WSJ.com

It appears that many of the claims about fracking from the anti-development crowd have been trumped up. Can’t say I’m surprised. Nothing new from this tin foil hat community.

We need to make energy choices based on trade-offs:

  • Is there likely more danger and damage caused by coal mining and burning than from natural gas fracking and burning?
  • Will the availability of low-cost natural gas give the US a manufacturing advantage?
  • Will having our own supply of energy make us more immune from the practices oil producing counties of dubious political stability and disruptive activities?

Let’s push for more Natural Gas vehicles and service stations. Let’s convert more plants, where are the government incentives and tax credits to speed this conversion process along? Obama? Romney? I can’t hear you?  I personally want a plug-in natural gas hybrid car. Where is it car companies?


Disclosure: I have investments in natural gas and related companies.


One Response to “What the frack?”

  1. I think it’s awesome that a free-market driven solution to CO2 emissions is emerging in the form of a natural gas boom: http://dynamopolitics.com/2012/06/23/free-market-cutting-us-co2-emissions-without-government-mandates/

    It’s a lot cleaner than coal, and it’s become a lot more afforable thanks to fracking. The irony, of course, is that environmentalists oppose fracking because of largely-made-up dangers. But some people can never be please…

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