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It’s probably safe to say that most Americans are unaware of what the term “fracking” means. If you’ve heard of it, the details can be hard to pin down due to the controversy surrounding the method of gas extraction. With mainstream movies like
The FreedomCast: Episode 6 - Dr. Tom Borelli and Obama's Second Term Energy Policy
Episode 6 - Senior FreedomWorks fellow, Dr. Tom Borelli and Obama's Second Term Energy Policy
On today’s edition of The FreedomCast, Senior FreedomWorks fellow Dr. Tom Borelli joins me to discuss Obama’s energy policy in his second term, the Keystone Pipeline, and why elections have consequences and you’re going to see those consequences in your energy bill.
In a weekly address to the nation back in March, President Obama addressed the crippling effect of gas prices on the economy, citing the creation of 'thousands' of American jobs through his renewable energy plan, and stating simply, "we can't drill our way out of this problem."
The Promised Land: Anti-Fracking Film Causes a Stir
At the Basic American Rights Seminar in Eugene, Oregon on September 29, the keynote speaker was Ann McElhinny, director of the documentaries Not Evil, Just Wrong and FrackNation. Always an energetic speaker, one subject of her talk really stuck out.
With important legislation that affects Pennsylvanians pending during the fall General Assembly session, and the 2012 elections just around the corner, it's vital that the grassroots be united and connected.
That's why FreedomWorks and local Tea Party groups are hosting a full day of activist education and grassroots training in the City of Brotherly Love.
The scene opens; the air is thick with toxic smog, and those few who dare to venture outside the safety of their ventilated homes sway, their lungs battered by the noxious chemicals poisoning the air. Such a scene is straight out of an apocalyptic B-movie.
Environmentalists have demonized hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) from New York to California; one would think that the process which extracts natural gas from underground shale formations morphs water sources into toxic dumps. Yet that sentiment could not be further from the truth.
“Life always finds a way” is as true in today’s real world as it was in Jurassic Park. Life requires energy to exist and New York state has come to realize this. Governor Cuomo of New York is set to lift the state’s de facto ban on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, allowing this energy industry to revitalize the state.
FreedomWorks Foundation, American Legislative Exchange Council, Tea Party Patriots and Committee to Unleash Prosperity in partnership with a coalition of conservative organizations and prominent individuals, launched the Save Our Country Task Force.