Tag Archives: fracking

The Real Danger of Campaign Rhetoric

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo once said you campaign in poetry but you govern in prose.  The implication being that candidates may wax eloquent and use all sorts of haughty language about pie-in-the-sky ideas and fringy ideologies while running for office, but all that rhetoric and all those empty promises and ideologies invariably come crashing to the […]

The Father of Fracking Leaves Us a Process and a Warning

Texas billionaire George Mitchell died this past week.  The second generation Greek immigrant and former wildcatter and oil speculator had become the “Father of Fracking” by inventing the process by which we today inject millions of gallons of water and chemicals into shale thousands of feet beneath the surface and unearth massive quantities of cheap oil […]

A Big Fracking Mess

As someone who has long understood and appreciated the enormous potential of fracking, and not just in terms of what it means to American jobs but our competitiveness in the global arena, I stand front and center among those who feel that process’ upside is far too great to ignore.  So while I may not […]