29 Jul '16, 11pm

At Oil Industry Funded DNC Event, Surprising Turn: Protests, Ex-Governor Admits "Mistake" Over Fracking

“One of the lessons of the Obama era has been some climate 'solutions' turn out to be quite dangerous and counterproductive,” Cornell's Prof. Robert Howarth, co-author of a landmark 2011 study on methane and climate change, wrote in a recent op-ed. “A major part of the [Obama] administration’s 'all of the above' energy policy portrayed the United States as a big winner because we’re drilling for more fossil fuels, using high-volume hydraulic fracturing to get at oil and gas that could not be commercially developed without this new 'fracking' technology. But reducing our dependence on dirty 'foreign' energy with domestic fracked gas is not just shortsighted; it actually makes the climate crisis even worse.”

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/07/29/oil-industry-funded-...

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