Posts tagged ‘Fracking’

September 2, 2011

Stephen Moore: ‘Green Jobs’ vs. Real Energy Jobs – WSJ.com

Stephen Moore: ‘Green Jobs’ vs. Real Energy Jobs – WSJ.com.

President Obama is expected to seek another $250 billion or so in new stimulus funds next week, with plenty of money for clean energy and the creation of so-called green jobs…

So we now have a national energy policy directing our resources away from cheap, efficient and increasingly abundant fuels like coal, oil and natural gas while we channel billions of tax dollars to 500-year-old energy technologies like wind power that can’t possibly scale up to power a modern-day industrial economy. That’s a shame.

September 1, 2011

In 10 Years, This State Will Produce 25% Of America’s Natural Gas – Seeking Alpha

In 10 Years, This State Will Produce 25% Of America’s Natural Gas – Seeking Alpha.

Pennsylvania.

It’s nicknamed the “Keystone State.” But if current natural gas production trends continue at this pace, we may have to rename it something a bit more “energetic.”

August 11, 2011

Oil, natural gas extraction is clean, says Gov | Colorado Statesman – Peter Marcus

Oil, natural gas extraction is clean, says Gov | Colorado Statesman. Gov. John Hickenlooper called negative reports concerning dangers associated with hydraulic fracturing “hyperbole,” arguing that there is no scientific fact to indicate that the oil and natural gas extraction process contaminates groundwater in Colorado.

The Democratic governor made his comments Aug. 2 during a keynote address at the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual Energy Epicenter Conference held at the Colorado Convention Center. Hickenlooper himself is an alum of the industry, having worked as a geologist in the 1980s before he ventured into the beer crafting brewing business and later politics. The governor said he would like to see new rules in Colorado that would require the oil and gas industry to disclose ingredients used in the hydraulic fracturing process. But Hickenlooper is not encouraging the disclosure because he thinks the so-called fracking process is dangerous — he believes the public will back off their concerns when they see that the ingredients used in the process, and the process itself, is nothing to worry about in terms of contaminating groundwater.

August 11, 2011

Udall calls fracking ‘safe technology’ | PostIndependent.com – John Colson

Udall calls fracking ‘safe technology’ | PostIndependent.com. RIFLE, Colorado — U.S. Senator Mark Udall told local officials this week that he believes hydraulic fracturing, a technique for freeing up oil and gas deposits buried deep underground, is inherently safe and not a threat to human health.

“I want the industry to do everything possible to assure the public that fracking is safe,” Udall wrote in a followup email to the Post Independent, “including working with EPA on their study, releasing the list of materials used, and being completely transparent. One well contaminated or one person made sick is one too many.”