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Obama considering fracking
supporter to head Energy
Department

Washington Examiner, by Sean Higgins

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/8/2013 2:58:10 PM

According to Reuters, the White House is considering Ernest Moniz to replace outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Moniz was undersecretary at the Energy Department during the Clinton administration and is currently director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Energy Initiative, an industry-funded group that does research into mitigating greenhouse gases. In that capacity Moniz has been an advocate of natural gas, which is cleaner-burning than other carbon-based fuels, as a “bridge fuel” to a renewable energy future. Reuters notes: In July 2011, Moniz told the Senate Energy committee that he believes the water and air

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Once again I ask, what´s the catch??

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/8/2013 3:18:08 PM     (No. 9166091)

KarenJ1 - The "catch" may be that Moniz promotes fracking but makes it very difficult on private lands and impossible on federal property. " In July 2011, Moniz told the Senate Energy committee that he believes the water and air pollution risks associated with hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” were “challenging but manageable” with appropriate regulation and oversight."

Will it take 4 years to mitigate the minimal, if any, risks?

Second catch is that he´s big on nat gas, which seems to imply that coal and oil based energy are not important to him. So, push nat gas but hinder fracking while regulating coal and oil out of business. No Obama appointee from a university, even MIT, is to be viewed as harmless.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thenightowl, 2/8/2013 3:20:39 PM     (No. 9166099)

I´d suggest anyone who might be wondering what´s up with this possibility check out even just the headline of thread #722669.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4poster, 2/8/2013 3:22:14 PM     (No. 9166102)

The ´catch´ is that its the EPA that will rule on hydraulic fracturing, not the DOE.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/8/2013 4:01:29 PM     (No. 9166172)

´´Bridge fuel´´

These loons still think that wind and solar is something other than overly-complicated Rube-Goldberg devices - devices that could not possibly survive in an unsubsidized environment.

I will go one step farther - it is doubtful that wind or solar could even payback the underlying energy used to manufacture them - and we use cheap ´brown´ energy to manufacture these kludges. We could never afford to use expensive ´green´ energy as the resulting negative accounting numbers would be impossible for even the Moonbats to ignore.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 2/8/2013 5:04:19 PM     (No. 9166269)

Fracking Obama considering supporter to head energy. There, fixed it for you.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Delilah, 2/8/2013 6:27:53 PM     (No. 9166372)

I´ll believe it when I see it, as I suspect this is a red herring until he can get his ´anti-American everything´ in line for the job.

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