Fast Eddie Rendell Loves Fracking, Makes No Apologies

Ed RendellFormer Pennsylvania Governor Ed “fast Eddie” Rendell made an off-the-cuff remark at a bull session at the Democrat National Convention last month that far-left media types tried to twist. He said, “I made a mistake in the rush to get the economic part of fracking delivered to Pennsylvania. We didn’t regulate well construction and…frack water as well as we should.” So-called reporters at propaganda outlets like StateImpact Pennsylvania immediately jumped on that and declared Rendell admitted to making a mistake, and getting it wrong, with fracking in the Keystone State (see Former PA Gov. Ed Rendell Talks Fracking at Politico/DNC Event). Here’s the problem with that twisted view: Immediately following that statement, he didn’t even take a breath but went on and said this: “We cured that in 2010 and we haven’t had any significant incidents since.” In other words, there were some initial bumps on the road, but PA quickly figured it out and got it fixed and since then, everything has been just fine. His words were *intentionally* taken out of context by lefty “reporters” and so Rendell is now firing back at them. Rendell has clarified his earlier “I made a mistake” comment and said he isn’t apologizing. In fact, Rendell said he’s a fan of fracking and gave the practice his full-throated support…

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