Skip to comments.Will President Obama's Re-election Doom Fracking?
Posted on 06/26/2012 6:23:50 PM PDT by raptor22
Energy: The top White House energy aide says new regulations gripping the technology responsible for unlocking America's vast oil and gas reserves will be ready by year's end. Team Obama's war on fossil fuels continues.
One more reason not to re-elect President Obama to a second term was provided last Friday, when Heather Zichal, the top White House energy aide, told reporters that she expects the Interior Department rules regulating hydraulic fracturing, dubbed fracking, to be completed by year's end.
Why are federal rules necessary since fracking has been successfully regulated at the state level for decades without a single documented case of groundwater contamination by fluids used in the process? Unless the regulations are so restrictive as to effectively end fracking as an energy tool in the name of safety, as has happened with offshore drilling and coal.
Researchers at the University of Texas, in a report recently released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting and paid for with only university funds, say they have "found no direct evidence that fracking itself has contaminated groundwater."
Neither apparently has the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA in April told a federal judge it withdrew an administrative order that alleged Range Resources Corp. had polluted water wells in a rural Texas county west of Fort Worth. It had no evidence that would hold up in court.
In addition to dropping the Texas case, the EPA has agreed to substantial retesting of water in Wyoming after its methods were questioned. And in Pennsylvania, the EPA conducted its own analysis of well water only to confirm the state's finding that water once tainted by gas was safe.
A 2010 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection report concluded that "no groundwater pollution or disruption of underground sources of drinking water...
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If Obama's downward slide continues I don't think Fracking is in jeopardy.
If The Won is reelected, “fracking” and the possible loss thereof will be the least of our problems.
Obama says “no energy for you, now go back to your caves you dhimmi peasants and quit bothering me, or I’ll have you beheaded”. Sheesh, what an arrogant prick. He may not have said it, but he was probably thinking it.
If Obama wins or steals the election through massive fraud, importation and registration of illegal aliens, and the rest of the usual fraud toolbox, the US will have passed the point of no return. Look at Hugo Chavez and what he has done to Venezuela for a model.
"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
Matters little because his re-election will indeed be the end of the nation...as we know it......
Fracking? You guys are worried about him dooming !
What about the United States of America for fracking out loud. Aren’t you more worried about that!.
I’ll worry about Obama being re-elected when it happens. For now, I’m much happier believing that the odds are against it.
If Obama is re-elected, the entire nation will be fracked.
Yes, really, fracking will be the very least of our worries if this Chavez-wannabe gets re-elected.
He won’t be re-elected.
My question is, WHERE did these fluids come from in the first place?
Due to the 1000+ Nuclear tests done in the USA, you would think we'd all be dead by now.