Obama omits the role of fracking in reducing CO2 emissions

Washington Times:
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“For those of you who are not breathlessly following the most recent data that has come out, I would note recent data that we’ve seen suggests or finds that for the first half of 2016, energy sector emissions in the United States are actually down 6 percent from last year, and 15 percent from 2005,” said Mr. Deese. “And they’re at their lowest level in nearly 20 years.”

He said nothing about the U.S. natural gas boom, an omission that critics say has become par for the course as the Obama administration highlights renewable energy and emissions restrictions without acknowledging the role of fracking in natural gas extraction.

“To add dishonesty to injury, his administration is bragging about the reduced CO2 emissions of [the] U.S. industry without crediting the fracking for natural gas, a fossil fuel, that largely caused it,” said Alex Epstein, author of the book “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels.”

Indeed, the U.S. leads the world in greenhouse gas reductions, a trend that began well before Mr. Obama took office.
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When it comes to the environment, Obama is a dishonest man.  He is quick to give credit to Big Green for emission reductions, but their role is minor compared to the reductions fromtheh use of natural gas resulting from fracking.

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