President Obama's nominee for Energy Secretary favors nuclear energy and shale energy, says journalism professor Karl Grossman.
"With the nomination of Ernest Moniz to be the next U.S. secretary of Energy, President Barack Obama has selected a man who is not only a booster of nuclear power but a big proponent of fracking, too. What happened to Obama's call for 'clean' energy in his 2013 State of the Union address?" writes Grossman at the web site OpEdNews. "Moniz, a physicist and director of the MIT Energy Initiative, heavily financed by energy industry giants including BP and Chevron, has long advocated nuclear power.
"Likewise, when it comes to hydraulic fracturing or fracking--the process that uses hundreds of toxic chemicals and massive amounts of waster under high pressure to fracture shale formations to release gas captured in them--Moniz told the Senate Energy Committee in 2011 that the water and air pollution risks associated with fracking were 'challenging but manageable" with appropriate regulation and oversight,' Grossman wrote."
Read Grossman's entire column here.
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Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
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Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.