Hurray For Fracking!

Fracking has already brought our greenhouse gas levels back to 1992. It’s the Mr. Peabody, Sherman, and the Fabled Way Back Machine

You can enjoy Mr. Peabody and Sherman and The Improbable Way Back Machine on youtube.

Or you can travel back to 1992 here:

In a welcome development almost no one saw coming, America’s greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to 1992 levels and are expected to continue to decline, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA).
In addition to a sluggish economy and more fuel efficient cars, “fracking” has been a big driver of this trend. “Fracking” is shorthand for hydraulic fracturing, the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock. The EIA projects U.S. greenhouse emissions will fall below 2005 levels by 2040.
“It is a revolution,” says Joel Kurtzman, a senior fellow at the Milken Institute. “We should be using it. We should be embracing it. It’s domestic. We spend $350 billion a year buying foreign oil. We can replace almost all of that with natural gas.”
Indeed, there are multiple benefits to increased natural gas production, including less dependence on foreign oil and opportunities for the U.S. to be an energy exporter. Lower energy costs are also helping to revive U.S. manufacturing, creating jobs in addition to those directly associated with fracking activity.
The boom in domestic natural gas production has really been the biggest macro economic development of 2012 — even if the election, the fiscal cliff and various other concerns have overshadowed it.

And there’s a video at the site.

Boy, I just have to hand it to the fracking guys. Take that, you Lefist Bullies!! Score one for the team. Oh, and I certainly hope that the Arab Potentates are watching this carefully. Because if this takes off, they can go pound sand. Literally. (And don’t, don’t, bring me down with your talk about China and India and their insatiable need for fossil fuels. I just don’t want to hear it this morning. The Saudis can go pound sand. Say it. Embrace it.)

- Aggie

3 Comments »

  1. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    December 13, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    We use natural gas to heat our house and cook our food. As a proud American, I have the thermostat set to 85 degrees, and all four stovetop flames on high. I’m not cooking anything, just showing my patriotism. Frackin’-a!

  2. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    December 13, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    Ha!!! This whole thing makes me so happy on so many levels. Sticking it to the Arabs and the Left all at once. What’s not to like??

    - Aggie

  3. Buck O'Fama said,

    December 13, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    Fracking is bad. It doesn’t allow Obama to stimulate the Chinese economy with green energy porkulus. Think of the children!

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