17 Aug '11, 1pm

Rick Perry wants to frack Iowa:

Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green . At a campaign stop in Iowa Monday night, Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) claimed that the Obama administration is "trying to scare people" about natural gas fracking. He told the attendees of a house party in Cedar Rapids that natural gas drilling with hydraulic fracturing has never damaged groundwater, and expressed concern that Iowans would miss out on the natural gas boom: You have this administration talking about stopping hydraulic fracking, trying to scare people, saying that hydraulic fracking somehow or other is going to damage the groundwater, and so we've got to stop this. Not one time that I'm aware of has hydraulic fracking impacted groundwater. And if we don't have the ability to frack, then all of the Pennsylvania Marcellus shale -- you know, we don't know what's under the surface here in Iowa. There may be copious amounts of...

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