The NY Times reports on the NY State Department of Health study which says Fracking can be done safely. The report was never published and has been hidden by Governor Cuomo.
Fracking or hydraulic fracturing drilling extracts natural gas from deep underground efficiently. It has the potential to turn our economy around and if expanded to government lands, it could conceivably make us energy independent, certainly far sooner than solar or algae will.
The Department of Conservation is trying to say this report completed only last year is dated.
The NY State Petroleum Council praised the report: “These reports confirm what has been clear for some time now: sensible regulations can ensure safe natural gas development will protect land, water and public health.”
Extremist environmentalists are trying to stop fracking or tax it into oblivion though the EPA has not found their concerns about it infiltrating drinking water to be valid. New Yorkers Against Fracking are raging against the report. Don’t confuse them with the facts.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been considering the matter as he decides whether to approve the practice.
When we tried to use nuclear to get off foreign oil, Jane Fonda came out with her movie, “China Syndrome,” and the war against nuclear began.
The movie, “Erin Brockavitch,” came out to demonize gas and electric, claiming they contaminated drinking water in the small town of Hinckley, causing cancer in many inhabitants. To this day Brokavitch claims it was accurate for the most part but the facts say otherwise, A study released in 2010 by the California Cancer Registry showed that cancer rates in Hinkley “remained unremarkable from 1988 to 2008.” An epidemiologist involved in the study said that “the 196 cases of cancer reported during the most recent survey of 1996 through 2008 were less than what he would expect based on demographics and the regional rate of cancer.” The war on oil and gas heated up as a result of this fictitious movie.
Now we have Matt Damon’s latest movie “Promised Land” which invents a case against fracking. Damon hopes to limit or stop the best thing that has happened to our economy in decades. Fracking is creating a boon in states like North Dakota where it is permitted.
Hollywood has become a powerful and damaging force in our culture and for our development as a nation but hopefully this movie will bomb.
Meanwhile, the biggest bird destroyers, wind mills, are still not cost effective in NY but are continuing to rack up the public dough.