good for the environment …

The Green Blob will be miffed, fracking is good for the environment. Good for the environment. Go on, say it again slowly so they can understand, Fracking is good for the environment. Count the ways.

The oil and gas boom is reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday.

“The increased production of oil and natural gas in the United States has, obviously, been a major story in terms of our economy, and also our environment,” Moniz said at a field hearing in Seattle convened by Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington, the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

“The natural gas boom, in particular, has led to the displacement of high-carbon coal with low-carbon natural gas producing fewer [carbon dioxide] emissions,” Moniz said.

Moniz’s comments follow those by the head of the Energy Information Administration, the Energy Department’s analysis arm, earlier this month, indicating that carbon emissions are lower than they have been since 1992 because of increased reliance on natural gas from hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking.

Yes, fracking is good for the environment, the footprint is small, produces some CO2 suitable for agriculture, and provides feedstock for fertilizers and the manufacture of plastics.

Fracking in WA for gas

Fracking in WA for gas

sticking to gas power.

sticking to gas power.

However, the ignorance continues:

 

 

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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