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'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Uh Oh. This Is Not Going To Please The Environmentalists.

You'd think it would.  But then you think like a normal human being.

The news:
Fracking Leads To Cleaner Air
Investor's Business Daily editorial

Carbon emissions in the U.S. have hit a 20-year low due to a supposedly environmentally unfriendly drilling technique that has created an abundance of cheap natural gas. The free market, it seems, does it better than the EPA.

Environmentalists find themselves between shale rock and a hard place after a little noticed technical report documented how the natural gas boom caused by the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has actually helped the environment in a major way while also creating jobs and economic growth.

In the report, the U.S. Energy Information Agency, a part of the Energy Department, said that energy-related U.S. CO2 emissions for the first four months of this year fell to about 1992 levels. EIA estimates that full-year emissions will be the lowest since at least 1995.

The untold story is that this has been achieved by the free market and private-sector technology, not government mandates. [link]
That last part is especially heart-cockle-warming. While Obama still screws around with windmills and electric cars, true technological advancements in energy development are being made by the private sector. A lesson that will be lost on our doofus of a president, to be sure.

Beyond that, with this technology proving to be every environmentalist's dream, you'd think every environmentalist would be jumping for joy over this advancement.

You'd think wrong.

Idiots. They're just idiots.