07 Apr '11, 8pm

President Obama states the risks of natural gas production

Yesterday, President Obama held a town hall discussion on energy in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. He discussed a wide range of issues including renewable energy, energy efficiency, oil prices, electric vehicles, how we will reach a clean energy future, and more. The transcript is available on line, as is a video of his remarks Regarding natural gas, President Obama discussed the role the fuel may have to play in our energy portfolio as we transition to a clean energy future. He stated, however, that it is still a fossil fuel. The President also stated that: natural gas production might affect the water that we drink or the air that we breathe; we need scientific research to make sure that the natural gas that we have in this country is extracted in a safe way; we’ve got to make sure that, when natural gas is extracted from underground, the chemicals that are being used don...

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