Does the government really want 'energy independence?'

One liberal justification of "alternative energy" is that we must seek strategic energy independence from a volatile and violent Middle East that is increasingly dominated by militant Islamicists. So why hasn't the liberal press trumpeted the potential of the newly discovered North American Bakken oil and shale-gas formation? According to the Houston Chronicle:
 

"[T]he Bakken reserves have the potential, it seems to us, to change the picture for the United States in dramatic ways. In just the past few years, our oil and gas outlook has shifted from one of ever-increasing reliance on foreign oil and gas sources to the possibility of greater reliance on domestic reserves."

 

This does NOT require off-shore drilling, spills from which might endanger pristine coastline in Blue states. Yet somehow the mainstream media has totally ignored this significant development that should radically alter the debate on national energy policy.

Instead, greens continue to insist on totally wasting vast government subsidies on failed renewable-energy companies while producing propoganda against the totally new shale-gas drilling technology termed "hydraulic fracturing."

One liberal justification of "alternative energy" is that we must seek strategic energy independence from a volatile and violent Middle East that is increasingly dominated by militant Islamicists. So why hasn't the liberal press trumpeted the potential of the newly discovered North American Bakken oil and shale-gas formation? According to the Houston Chronicle:

 

"[T]he Bakken reserves have the potential, it seems to us, to change the picture for the United States in dramatic ways. In just the past few years, our oil and gas outlook has shifted from one of ever-increasing reliance on foreign oil and gas sources to the possibility of greater reliance on domestic reserves."

 

This does NOT require off-shore drilling, spills from which might endanger pristine coastline in Blue states. Yet somehow the mainstream media has totally ignored this significant development that should radically alter the debate on national energy policy.

Instead, greens continue to insist on totally wasting vast government subsidies on failed renewable-energy companies while producing propoganda against the totally new shale-gas drilling technology termed "hydraulic fracturing."

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