One of the most effective and revolutionary ways of meeting our energy needs is the extraction of oil from shale rocks through a process called hydraulic fracking. A massive landmass cutting through western Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia, called the Marcellus Formation, is home to one of the riches reserves of oil shale in the country. Unfortunately, the Maryland Democrat politicians have done everything in their power to scuttle attempts to extract oil through shale fracturing in western Maryland.
To make matters worse, Attorney General Doug Gansler filed a lawsuit against a shale company in Pennsylvania, accusing the oil exploration company of polluting Maryland's waterways through the use of chemicals during the fracking procedure. The allegation of water pollution has been used throughout the country in order to preclude any chance that shale will succeed as a viable energy source.
Well, it turns out that even the consummate eco-fascist, EPA Director Lisa Jackson, agrees that the environmental perils of shale fracking are completely contrived. At a Government Oversight Committee hearing, Jackson said, “I’m not aware of any proven case where the fracking process itself has affected water, although there are investigations ongoing.” (Hat Tip: Hot Air)
Keep destroying our energy, prosperity, and liberty-liberals!