Obama Opens Up to Fracking
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  • thibaud

    That Sierra Club check must have cleared.

  • vanderleun

    “Obama Opens Up to Fracking”

    You know, a man with a mean sensibility, a tendency to insult the president, and a spare 600,000 gallons of guar based fluids could really go to work on that headline. Fortunately I am not that man.

  • Kansas Scott

    I highly recommend an article “The Future of Natural Gas” over at Climate Etc: http://judithcurry.com/2012/05/02/the-future-of-natural-gas/.

    It’s not my field but I found the article to be well-written, well-reasoned and well worth the few minutes it takes to read.

  • [OT: People Not In Labor Force Soar By 522,000, Labor Force Participation Rate Lowest Since 1981 Zero Hedge]

  • Richard F. Miller

    @thibaud: Lol!

    Professor, don’t unfasten your seatbelt. Obama’s presidency is a rhetorical affair in which lips flap while his hands dart elsewhere.

    It’s not insightful to note that he’s long since worn out his speechifying welcome. It’s not just quantity, it’s also quality: if deeds matched words, our budget would be balanced, unemployment would never have spiked above 8%, and the sea levels would have receded.

    Whatever be the forthcoming rules, rest assured that anything offensive to the enviros won’t be in them. Remember, part of his electoral strategy is to drive turnout on the left, and in a very big way.

    He can’t afford to lose a single friendly vote, and he’s not going to risk doing so by adopting a sensible energy policy.

  • Bill Jones

    There really is something deeply [wrong with] about a mind that views Canada as “one of America’s most trusted allies” rather than a conveniently located trading partner.
    It’s no wonder the Military Industrial Complex has racked up 16 trillion dollars in debt.

  • Albert

    It is not “tar sands”. It is “oil sands”.

  • Yoou are going to regret writing that.

  • Corlyss

    A temporary political move at best. The instant the One is re-elected, he’ll shut it down. The man-bites-dog story about the beggarly W. Va. Dem gov and Dem senator rebuffing Obama over his war on coal is amusing but not a long term trend.

  • justaguy

    Until we see the rules and how they are implemented, I wouldn’t rush to buy stock in natural gas companies. The devil is in the details and I have suspicion that there is enough room in the announcement to allow the Federal Government to severely slow or stop fracking if Obama wins the election.

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