06 Apr '12, 10pm

Mitt Romney: Climate Flip-flopper and Fracking Defender

Mitt Romney: Climate Flip-flopper and Fracking Defender

Gage Skidmore via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Mitt Romney, flanked by security guards in Pennsylvania yesterday, let his tongue loose yesterday on fracking. For a man who once stood in front of a coal plant and told a crowd that it was poisoning their community and who helped design a cap and trade system, Romney sure has changed his tune when it comes to fossil fuels. Time will tell if this endears him to suburban and rural voters whom he needs to win and who are being directly affected by hydraulic fracking. Want evidence that his fracking position might hurt him in the general? No Republican has won the presidency without winning Ohio, but there is a growing movement against fracking in the Buckeye state. On Dec 31, 2011, a magnitude 4.0 quake struck Youngstown, Ohio. The quake triggered shaking as as far away as Buffalo, N.Y., and Toronto. The result in Ohio was a ban drilling n...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/mitt-romne...

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