Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: More fracking red tape
Posted on 04/23/2012 5:56:58 PM PDT by jazusamo
New EPA rules place a green thumb on energy scales
Newtons law says for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Obamas law says for every innovation, there is an equal and opposite regulation. Despite President Obamas assurance he is doing everything he can to solve the nations energy woes, his minions are busily grinding out fresh regulations to ensure only unaffordable power options have a chance at success.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday finalized 588 pages of new restrictions on the production of natural gas and oil that take primary aim at hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a drilling technique that releases trapped natural gas from underground shale. Gas producers will be required to install equipment on about 13,000 new natural gas wells and around 1,200 old ones to prevent released gas from escaping into the atmosphere, where the agency says it contributes to greenhouse gases. Humans and animals release the same vilified gases merely by being alive.
House Republicans say the added restrictions belie Mr. Obamas purported all-of-the-above energy policy. American energy production on state and private lands remains a bright spot in our economy, but EPAs layers of red tape threaten to stifle job creation and industry growth, especially for small businesses, said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton.
Fracking has led to an exponential growth in gas production, driving prices below $2 per million British thermal units, the lowest level in 10 years...
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Frack the EPA. THERE IS NO F’ING GLOBAL WARMING!!!
Not one word on the MSM after O’Jerko signed an executiver order after reporters went home last Friday night.
Just tell all the moonbats along the Eastern Seaboard about that. Hah!
The enemedia have their agenda and it’s basically the same as Zer0’s.
Can we put restrictions on the EPA?
Pray for America
YEAH...God seems to have responded
It’s a shame when weather and climate are enter-twined. The moonbats use weather to claim climate, but those on the near side of brightness know better. Good Grief.
Oh, that's a good one!
Yeah...two ominous signs....
1. Lack of sunspots in the current sunspot cycle
2. The sun has split its magnetic field.
Last time this happened we had a mini ice age (1350 to 1750)