Fracking Earth Day Video “Appalls,” “Offends” Eco-Activists

by Marlo Lewis on April 22, 2014

in Blog

Energy In Depth (EID), a project of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, has posted an informative Earth Day Video: U.S. Slashes CO2 Emissions, Thanks to Shale.

The video includes comments from EPA’s Gina McCarthy, the IPCC, the International Energy Agency, and other analysts and policymakers, all of whom credit fracking and shale gas for reducing U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to a 20-year low.

Although eco-activists claim CO2-induced climate change is the greatest environmental peril facing humanity, they have only scorn for EID’s call to celebrate fracking on Earth Day.

The NRDC called the video “beyond offensive,” while the green blog EcoWatch said the video was “appalling.”

NRDC offers no argument, so their reaction is just name-calling. EcoWatch says the “remarks and data” from Gina McCarthy, IPCC, etc. are “out of context.” That’s an argument, sort of, but completely baseless. Watch the video and judge for yourself.

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