It seems, at times, and by “at times” I mean constantly, that Democrats are really insane. Take fracking, for example, Animal examines the facts about fracking
Modern fracking — horizontal hydraulic fracturing — combines two technologies in a way that only a few decades ago would have sounded more like witchcraft or alchemy than a viable business proposition. It was devised in the late Nineties by Texas entrepreneur George Mitchell, the son of Greek immigrants (his father had been a goatherd), who set out to solve a seemingly impossible problem: how to make the richly abundant but apparently inaccessible pockets of gas trapped in America’s shale formations economically viable.
After spending $6 million on research and development, Mitchell found the solution. He combined the existing process of fracking (invented in the 1940s) — forcing liquid at high pressure into the shale so as to break up the rock and release the gas — with horizontal drilling. Everyone told him he was wasting his time and money but Mitchell was vindicated. As the Economist wrote in 2012, the year before his death, ‘Few business people have done as much to change the world as George Mitchell.’
In short, fracking has been a blessing, yet, the Democrats hate it! It is almost as if they see anything that helps America, and Americans as inherently bad! Mainly because, CATASTROPHIC, CATACLYSMIC, CLIMATE CATASTROPHE or something. In doing so, they ignore actual facts
- They ignore the developing nations, including Brazil, India and China, who are the worst offenders in carbon emissions, and who are increasing, not decreasing, emissions.
- They wallpaper over the fact that their various “green” energy initiative will never make up for the deficiency caused by the loss of natural gas.
- They ignore nuclear energy, which is not only safe and reliable but also clean.
Reality, it seems, is too much for them.