Virus gives energy producing states a preview of what life will be like if Democrats kill fracking
What would really be a long-term drag is electing Democrats who have made an irrational pledge to stop fracking. That would be a disaster not only for the economy but also for the environment. Fracking is the reason the air is getting cleaner because it made it possible to switch to natural gas for electricity production instead of coal. It is now also clear that alternative energy is not reliable enough to substitute for natural; gas. It is also vulnerable to extreme weather which could be disastrous to northern states.