Not everyone in the Dem party is Obama. Gov Cuomo of NY realizes reality. His state has a budget gap. Wall Street is not as lucrative as before as staff layoffs in banking, salary/bonus caps, etc etc is eating into state revenues. Now Kodak is bankrupt, Xerox is going from printers to software, layoffs are hitting NY state. NY is sitting on natural gas and oil like PA. PA is booming while NY is sliding into recession. Reality forces one to be practical. Gov Cuomo manage to propose fracking as long it is not near the fresh water reservoirs in upstate. Problem is will he get the proposal thru the green opposition in his party. There are Dems who understand the need to frack to make up for the revenue shortages looming, problem is they have their hardcore environmentalists to deal with. Remember labor was pissed off at Obama to hold up the Keystone Pipeline. Fracking may be the wedge issue the GOP has to gain blue collar Dem voters in 2016.
EPA is on it, so don’t hold your breath.
Poor, misguided Niall. Who does he think controls the energy in this country? While it's not yet complete, the takeover is well under way. Just look at the EPA, the land grabs by the govt. No one wants to stop it.
And major US success with domestic gas (and oil) would stop the transfer of hundreds of billions of dollars per year from the US economy into the hands of Islamic theocracies in the Middle East, African dictators, and Hugo Chavez. Dear Leader would not be pleased.
I have read, and am reading, a lot by Ferguson. Very intelligent, very insightful, but he is at the end an Englishman.
In that, he sees the world as an Englishman does. He can not understand that the US will willingly choose decline.
Yet we have.
Yeah, The Gas Company came out last week and took out the meter. Said it wasn’t worth monitoring usage anymore.
“U.S. Set for Fracking Bonanza, says Historian Ferguson (A New Golden Age For America)”
Hopeless daydreamin’, for now.
The Obammunists, with the aid and abetting of the EPA, will put a cap on this as quickly as they can, after they kill the coal industry.