The left has decided that they hate the fossil fuel industry.
This means that all the Democrats running in 2020 are trying to outdo each other on how radically they will go after the businesses which provide energy.
They don’t seem to care that this is an industry which employs millions of Americans.
Check out this tweet from Elizabeth Warren:
On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands. And I will ban fracking—everywhere.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 6, 2019
That sounds like a really bad idea.
Check out this report from the Heartland Institute in 2018:
RESEARCH & COMMENTARY: FRACKING HAS TURNED UNITED STATES INTO WORLD’S LEADING OIL PRODUCER
A 2015 Harvard Business School/Boston Consulting Group study estimates fracking supported 2.7 million jobs in 2014, with the potential to grow to 3.8 million jobs by 2030. Similarly, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) prepared a report for the American Petroleum Institute that estimates the oil and natural gas industries supported 10.3 million jobs in 2015, an increase of about 500,00 compared to 2011.
The RAND Corporation projects the industries will support an additional 1.9 million jobs by 2035. By the same year, a 2012 IHS Markit study estimates fracking will have created 3.5 million jobs.
A 2016 Chamber of Commerce study projects that if the fracking revolution of the previous decade had not occurred, 4.3 million jobs would not have been created, the U.S. economy would be $500 billion smaller and residential natural gas prices would be 28 percent higher.
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Elizabeth Warren is nothing but a super wealthy limousine liberal who doesn’t care about the financial and economic ramifications of her decisions so long SHE is making money.
More proof they don’t want your votes, and don’t think they need them.
Warren the Fraud always reminds me of that crazy aunt in the family that everyone makes excuses for.
Great idea Liz! I can’t wait to freeze in the dark while China takes over over the world.
It’s all a fear tactic. They want to convince people that the world is going to end in less than 12 years.
Yup. As per the UN, we were all supposed to be completely underwater 19 years ago. Their track record for predicting end of world climate scenarios tells everyone all they need to know. It’s a hoax to scam people out of money and create new “industries” for themselves and their friends.
We might as well become accustomed to living like the Flintstones.
There should be a massive price increase on axes as we will be chopping and splitting wood.
Look for the latest from Ford in covered wagons and horses.
This woman desperately needs psycho analysis and medication along with her supporters.
Where’s Al Gore at about so-called Global Warming ? Building an Ark???
Interestingly enough, Al Gore owns an $8m beachfront home.
Isn’t he afraid of rising sea levels???
No. There is no such thing as safe fracking. That is like saying “safe levels of lead in drinking water for children” and “safe coal”. It’s a fact. Not a fear tactic. Fracking needs to be banned.
Whether fracking is safe or not is debatable. Lots of “studies suggest” but nothing directly correlating fracking and being unsafe.
Banning fracking is as much about fear tactics as the man made global warming scam.
Honestly, I think progressives should be named regressives. You guys want to bring this country back to the stone age but are the first to scream bloody murder when the price of gas and the cost of heating your home in the winter skyrockets.