16 Apr '12, 4pm

Obama creates #fracking oversight panel, while overlooking natural gas eco-impact

Obama creates #fracking oversight panel, while overlooking natural gas eco-impact

I really wonder if when it comes to the environmental impact of natural gas President Obama or his advisors actually keep up with the latest research. On Friday the President proudly announced a new fracking oversight group , to in the words of Heather Zichal , Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate, writing on the White House blog: Ensure that we can successfully tap this critical resource for decade to come, we must develop it safely and responsibly, taking full advantage of the opportunity while also giving American families and communities the confidence that our air and water are safe. Zichal also notes that the President, ...has made clear that he believes this important, abundant domestic resource holds unique promise to fuel our energy sector, fuel our vehicles, as well as fuel job growth, all while reducing harmful emissions. Since the 100 year a...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/president-obama-c...

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