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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Why they oppose fracking

Nice leather jacket, comrade!

Just in time for today's Frackingstock event at Ithaca College, Lonely Conservative discusses The Wall Street Journal's reasoned, balanced overview of shale gas extraction's benefits and risks.
...They dispel many of the myths about fracking, while reminding the industry to minimize risk. I’m surprised New York’s public employee unions aren’t screaming for fracking to increase revenues in order to keep their gravy train rolling.
Our takeaway from the WSJ's piece is found in the second comment, from WSJ reader Randall Dodd (bold added).
The environmental community is going to oppose any and all new development that lowers the cost of energy, because the environmental community isn't really concerned about the environment, it's a political movement with the goal of destroying capitalism and making America into a socialist or communist nation.

Anything that raises the cost of energy damages capitalism. Anything that lowers the cost of energy helps capitalism.

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