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Apr 12 2016

Fracking Reduces Carbon Emissions

Progressives have been using the global warming hoax as a weapon that allows them to cripple and loot the energy industry. If their rhetoric about the supposedly harmful effects of carbon emissions were sincere, they would be champions of nuclear energy — and fracking:

The U.S. Department of Energy published data last week with some amazing revelations — so amazing that most Americans will find them hard to believe. As a nation, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by 2% from last year. Over the past 14 years, our carbon emissions are down more than 10%. On a per-unit-of-GDP basis, U.S. carbon emissions are down by closer to 20%.

Too bad for plants. CO2 helps them grow tall and healthy. But at least moonbats ought to be happy. However, they are not.

Even more stunning: We’ve reduced our carbon emissions more than virtually any other nation in the world, including most of Europe.

How can this be? We never ratified the Kyoto Treaty. We never adopted a national cap-and-trade system, or a carbon tax, as so many of the sanctimonious Europeans have done.

The answer isn’t that the EPA has regulated CO2 out of the economy. With strict emission standards, the EPA surely has started to strangle our domestic industries, such as coal, and our electric utilities. But that’s not the big story here.

The primary reason carbon emissions are falling is because of hydraulic fracturing — or fracking.

How was this caused by fracking, which according to enviromentalist rhetoric is pure evil and ought to be banned?

Fracking is simply a new way to get at America’s vast storehouse of tens of trillions of dollars worth of shale oil and gas that lies beneath us, coast to coast — from California to upstate New York. Fracking produces massive amounts of natural gas and, as a consequence, natural gas prices have fallen in the past decade from above $8 per million BTUs to closer to $2 this year — a 75% reduction — due to the spike in domestic supplies.

This free fall in prices means that America is using far more natural gas for heating and electricity and much less coal. Here is how the International Energy Agency put it: “In the United States, (carbon) emissions declined by 2%, as a large switch from coal to natural gas use in electricity generation took place.”

Rather than celebrate this cheap, abundant, and clean energy source that reduces carbon emissions, both Shrillary and Bernie Sanders have been pandering to their leftist supporters by denouncing fracking.

[T]he left has declared war on a technology that has done more to reduce carbon emissions and real pollution emissions than all the green programs ever invented. Maybe the reason is that they aren’t so much against pollution as they are against progress.

The problem with natural gas is that it is too efficient, like nuclear energy. Moonbats want to impose reliance on wind and solar power instead. Since these inferior technologies cannot possibly meet more than a tiny fraction of our energy needs, our standard of living will have to be reduced accordingly.

fracking protesters
And tooth decay too, no doubt.

On a tip from Torcer.



  • Robert17

    As I see it, the fracking folks, amongst other non-PC products’ folks, are great at developing newer technologies to great benefit but their marketing could use a do-over. Ala Steve Jobs or Oscar de la Renta. Imagine folks lining up to purchase frac’d gas?

  • Robert17

    As I see it, the fracking folks, amongst other non-PC products’ folks, are great at developing newer technologies to great benefit but their marketing could use a do-over. Ala Steve Jobs or Oscar de la Renta. Imagine folks lining up to purchase frac’d gas?

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  • Giorgio Palmas

    Facts do not matter to moonbats. Because someone is profiting from fracking (creating wealth & great paying jobs) drives these wackjobs mental, since the government isn’t doing it.

  • Giorgio Palmas

    Facts do not matter to moonbats. Because someone is profiting from fracking (creating wealth & great paying jobs) drives these wackjobs mental, since the government isn’t doing it.

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  • grayjohn

    Rest assured environazis, the planet is laughing in your face.

  • grayjohn

    Rest assured environazis, the planet is laughing in your face.

  • ramrodd

    let me know when the EPA no longer exists

  • ramrodd

    let me know when the EPA no longer exists

  • Lobotomist

    Do you suppose that the moron in the fake gas mask knows that fracking has been around for over 60 years? I’d love to hear her explain why it has only become a problem in the last 6 or 7.

    Wind and solar can never provide enough power to run the equipment needed to drill a well. Deep gas wells are drilled by pipe strings that are thousands of feet long and weigh over 1,000,000lbs. The motors that can drive a winch system capable of lifting a million pounds don’t run on the milli-volt output of solar panels.

  • Lobotomist

    Do you suppose that the moron in the fake gas mask knows that fracking has been around for over 60 years? I’d love to hear her explain why it has only become a problem in the last 6 or 7.

    Wind and solar can never provide enough power to run the equipment needed to drill a well. Deep gas wells are drilled by pipe strings that are thousands of feet long and weigh over 1,000,000lbs. The motors that can drive a winch system capable of lifting a million pounds don’t run on the milli-volt output of solar panels.

  • Momster

    Oil is fungible. When all poured into the same refinery one cannot tell frac’d oil from drilled oil.

  • Momster

    Oil is fungible. When all poured into the same refinery one cannot tell frac’d oil from drilled oil.

  • Robert17

    Same could be said of the components used to build an IPad or a bottle of perfume. Guess you missed my sarcasm.

  • Robert17

    Same could be said of the components used to build an IPad or a bottle of perfume. Guess you missed my sarcasm.

  • Agrippa

    Wait till the heat gets turned off in winter, and there’s no AC in the summer — these crybabies will be screaming for electricity, any how, any way. “Fracking? That’s cool, dude!”

  • Agrippa

    Wait till the heat gets turned off in winter, and there’s no AC in the summer — these crybabies will be screaming for electricity, any how, any way. “Fracking? That’s cool, dude!”

  • Lobotomist

    Gotta make it happen, be there to hear the death rattle of your enemy.

  • Lobotomist

    Gotta make it happen, be there to hear the death rattle of your enemy.

  • SolidFPlus

    It’s cute how we pretend the progressive supremacists care about facts, as if driven by reason and principle, instead of solely-purposed and hellbent on the destruction of Western Civilization. When will we learn.

  • SolidFPlus

    It’s cute how we pretend the progressive supremacists care about facts, as if driven by reason and principle, instead of solely-purposed and hellbent on the destruction of Western Civilization. When will we learn.

  • Python

    Fracking cause cancer? Prove it.

  • Python

    Fracking cause cancer? Prove it.

  • SolidFPlus

    iFrac?

  • SolidFPlus

    iFrac?

  • Donna M

    Ahh, err, uhmmmmmm…
    Hey clueless idiots…SMOG ALERT!
    I think your confusing carbon dioxide gas, with deadly carbon MINOXIDE gas!
    If ya’ll so worried about the former…
    Do us all a favor and hold your breath, indefinetely!!!
    Like yeah, don’t release your inhale!!!

  • Donna M

    Ahh, err, uhmmmmmm…
    Hey clueless idiots…SMOG ALERT!
    I think your confusing carbon dioxide gas, with deadly carbon MINOXIDE gas!
    If ya’ll so worried about the former…
    Do us all a favor and hold your breath, indefinetely!!!
    Like yeah, don’t release your inhale!!!

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  • Momster

    No, no, Robert17–I got it and it was good! 🙂

    It is odd that these people are assigning morality to inanimate things (like drilled oil–which they hate anyway on principle–is more moral than frac’d oil). The funny thing is, they deny a moral base in their own personal lives.

  • Momster

    No, no, Robert17–I got it and it was good! 🙂

    It is odd that these people are assigning morality to inanimate things (like drilled oil–which they hate anyway on principle–is more moral than frac’d oil). The funny thing is, they deny a moral base in their own personal lives.

    But the funniest thing of all is that if there were a gas shortage they would, indeed, line up to buy it

  • Son of the Rabbit People

    Cool! They even have a dancing bear!!!! Or is that some idiot in a costume?

  • Son of the Rabbit People

    Cool! They even have a dancing bear!!!! Or is that some idiot in a costume?

  • Occam’s Stubble

    George Carlin said it best (NSFW, natch).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W33HRc1A6c

  • Occam’s Stubble

    George Carlin said it best (NSFW, natch).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W33HRc1A6c

  • jay

    If the liberals manage to ban or cripple fracking, and then there is no heat or electricity, the one thing I can guarantee is that they will NOT say, “Zounds, we were wrong, we need fracking.” More likely they will scream about the evil conspiracy by the oil companies, that the shortage is contrived to drive up prices, etc.

  • jay

    If the liberals manage to ban or cripple fracking, and then there is no heat or electricity, the one thing I can guarantee is that they will NOT say, “Zounds, we were wrong, we need fracking.” More likely they will scream about the evil conspiracy by the oil companies, that the shortage is contrived to drive up prices, etc.

  • jay

    The War on Science continues. Liberals do not believe the scientific facts that fracking is good for the environment, that nuclear power plants cannot explode like bombs, that the minimum wage causes unemployment, you cannot change XY chromosomes to XX or vice versa by hormone treatments and surgery, human life begins at conception, etc. To a conservative, “science” means “things that can be demonstrated to be true by experiment and observation”. To a liberal, “science” means “politically convenient statements made by organizations that have the word ‘science’ in their name”.

  • jay

    The War on Science continues. Liberals do not believe the scientific facts that fracking is good for the environment, that nuclear power plants cannot explode like bombs, that the minimum wage causes unemployment, you cannot change XY chromosomes to XX or vice versa by hormone treatments and surgery, human life begins at conception, etc. To a conservative, “science” means “things that can be demonstrated to be true by experiment and observation”. To a liberal, “science” means “politically convenient statements made by organizations that have the word ‘science’ in their name”.

  • Rotohammer

    To that end, liberals like to dictate which human traits are immutable and which traits are subject to their social engineering. For liberals, gays are born that way, but boys are not born to play with trucks and girls are not born to play with dolls.

  • Rotohammer

    To that end, liberals like to dictate which human traits are immutable and which traits are subject to their social engineering. For liberals, gays are born that way, but boys are not born to play with trucks and girls are not born to play with dolls.

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  • TED

    FRACKING CAUSES MORONIC ASSHOLES IN DUMBASS COSTUMES TO BUMP INTO EACH OTHER ON THE STREETS.

  • TED

    FRACKING CAUSES MORONIC ASSHOLES IN DUMBASS COSTUMES TO BUMP INTO EACH OTHER ON THE STREETS.

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  • Lobotomist

    One has to realize that Progressives are not in the business of solving problems, they are in the business of manufacturing problems so that they can offer solutions. Their solutions ALWAYS involve more taxes and power for them.

  • Lobotomist

    One has to realize that Progressives are not in the business of solving problems, they are in the business of manufacturing problems so that they can offer solutions. Their solutions ALWAYS involve more taxes and power for them.

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  • jay

    Indeed, gayness is immutable: therapy to change a homosexual to straight is futile and impossible. But male/femaleness can be changed by just wishing it.

  • jay

    Indeed, gayness is immutable: therapy to change a homosexual to straight is futile and impossible. But male/femaleness can be changed by just wishing it.

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  • Strangerinastangeland

    A more likely scenario is that the cost of heating and cooling will exclude the poor from these ‘luxuries’. Our demonstrators will be comfortable in Daddy’s house.

  • Strangerinastangeland

    A more likely scenario is that the cost of heating and cooling will exclude the poor from these ‘luxuries’. Our demonstrators will be comfortable in Daddy’s house.

  • Strangerinastangeland

    Or oil from the evil tar sands of Canada. There is a failure to appreciate what the industrial process of a refinery does.

  • Strangerinastangeland

    Or oil from the evil tar sands of Canada. There is a failure to appreciate what the industrial process of a refinery does.

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