America finally has a gift—wrapped up in a bow—ready to help it regain some of the economic footing we’ve lost in the world over the last decade or so of unprecedented trade deficits and debt. That gift? Hydraulic fracturing and the shale gas it produces in huge quantities. All we have to do is frack it and sell it—both here at home and as an export to other countries. Everyone wins.
A long list of extremist environmental groups including Earthjustice, Earthworks and the Sierra Club are lobbying the Obama administration to stop plans for new export facilities for natural gas. Why? Because it’s an evil fossil fuel and would help make America great again. A press release from said groups issued yesterday: