Skip to comments.Fracked natural gas should be Left's fuel of choice
Posted on 02/03/2014 2:44:51 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Imagine an energy source that reduces greenhouse gases, conserves water, and preserves natural habitat. It also creates manufacturing jobs, reduces income equality, and defunds sexists and homophobes. Liberals would scream for this fuel, right?
Wrong! Natural-gas fracking satisfies these liberal demands, in spades. Yet Leftists fight fracking, as if it were concocted by Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin at Dick Cheney's ranch.
"I don't see any place for fracking," Mayor Bill de Blasio, D, New York City, declared last week. Activist Yoko Ono claims: "Fracking kills."
These and other liberals are either grossly ignorant of or willfully blind toward the environmental and socio-economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.
Leftists hyperventilate over so-called greenhouse gases, the alleged cause of their biggest bête noir, so-called "global warming." Luckily, fracking reduces greenhouse gases. As the EPA reports: "Compared to the average air emissions from coal-fired generation, natural gas produces half as much carbon dioxide, less than a third as much nitrogen oxides, and one percent as much sulfur oxides." Versus oil, natural gas emits 32 percent less CO2, 57.5 percent less NOx, and 99.17 percent less SOx.
Fracking conserves water. It takes just three gallons, on average, to yield 1 million British Thermal Units (BTUs) of energy from fracked gas. One needs 23 gallons to generate 1 million BTUs from coal, 15,800 gallons from corn ethanol, and a staggering 44,500 gallons from soy biodiesel.
Fracking preserves habitat. To fuel 1,000 households for one year, SAIC/RW Beck researchers concluded, natural gas companies use 0.4 acres of land. Coal needs 0.75 acres. Windmills consume six acres, while solar cells cover 8.4 acres....
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“I don’t see any place for fracking,” Mayor Bill de Blasio, D, New York City, declared last week. Activist Yoko Ono claims: “Fracking kills.”
If you parse their words you will see they tell the truth. Fracking kills their ultimate goals, ie. total dependence on the state.
With abundant and cheap energy supplies the average man or woman does not need to live in the city under the Dem’s control. They can live just about anywhere because there is work and opportunities fueled by that oil deep in the ground.
And these liberals and politicians just CAN’T stand the thought that people might escape from their tyrannical clutches.
The left does not want clean air, or to stop climate change. they want control over a starving mass of people.
One of my buds here in NYS just attended a seminar on Fracking. They have come up with technology for circulating the water rather than ponding. He said he learned a lot, the politicians stopping this are full of cr** and he hopes the “fracker folks” knock on his door with check in hand. He has land in the southern tier.
The progressives and the watermelons always want the next great potential clean source that is just over the horizon and still impractical. That way they can continually beat up on “big oil” and corporations. It gives them something to complain about. As soon as a technology starts to become practical, they turn on it. I read recently about a proposed solar installation in California that was rejected because it would have heated ground water. No contamination whatsoever, just heat, and the lefties shut it down.
The hardcore left and the mush brains who swallow their line think of humanity (everyone but themselves) as a virus infecting the Earth. Pure and simple.
Abundant, affordable energy = individual liberty.
And that’s what they oppose.
Natural gas USED TO BE the Left’s fuel of choice.
Then they realized we were not running out of it.