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Video: Shale is a game changer

posted at 11:58 am on February 26, 2013 by

We’ve covered the topics of shale energy and hydraulic fracturing closely, but in case you missed any of that, the US Chamber of Commerce has a primer to allow people to catch up to the topic.  Why does fracking matter?  It will produce millions of high-paying jobs, create decades of energy at a minimum, and allow governments more legitimate revenue to support public policy — all through a demonstrably safe process.

Maybe a few people at the White House and EPA need to catch up, too.

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And the antifracking crowd is working very hard with all sorts of misinformation & scare tactics to stop this.
If they win, oil production in North Dakota will stop.

Badger40 on February 26, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Most of us here know that this would be a good thing .
My cynicism tells me that we have a president who needs
to hold us hostage to foreign oil . He uses high gas prices
as a cudgel to beat us into environmental submission .
Conclusion ? Just like all the other shiny squirrels except
now he juggles them .

Lucano on February 26, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Just like all the other shiny squirrels except
now he juggles them .

Lucano on February 26, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Couldn’t we just stick a Ferret down his pants instead?

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 1:54 PM

these dry erase board videos have employed lots of artists somewhere. good to see someone is retaining skills in this economy.

Steven McGregor on February 26, 2013 at 2:08 PM

SWalker on February 26, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Oh , I thought he already had a Ferret because of the way he
jiggles up and down the steps of AFO .

Lucano on February 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Should tell this to Il-Dumass Cuomo.

Iblis on February 26, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Squirrels In My Pants music video!

Best line: “How can I qualify for government graaaants?”

S to the I to the M to the P!

Marcola on February 26, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Ed, I’d suggest that the fracking crowd need to emphasize that manufacturing lives or dies on the relative availability of low cost energy sources.

Carbon schemes are their most insidious when considering the effects those schemes have on manufacturing (from chemicals and minerals processing to high-tech manufacturing plants). These schemes deliberately aim to drive up the input cost to manufacturing so high that it becomes impossible to accomplish profitably, thus weakening the economy. This effect is by design from the so-called green energy lobby.

Put simply, a Government that artificially restrains its resources industry (oil, gas, and minerals mining) and fossil fuel use, artificially hamstrings its economy. The only remaining growth industry

My two cents.

Wanderlust on February 27, 2013 at 3:11 AM


“The only remaining growth industry is poverty.”

Wanderlust on February 27, 2013 at 3:12 AM