February 13, 2013

President Obama Gets It: Fracking Is Awesome

Chris Helman, Forbes


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In his State of the Union address tonight President Obama said:

“After years of talking about it, we are finally poised to control our own energy future.  We produce more oil at home than we have in 15 years.  We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas, and the amount of renewable energy we generate from sources like wind and solar – with tens of thousands of good, American jobs to show for it.  We produce more natural gas than ever before – and nearly everyone’s energy bill is lower because of it.”

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