Extremists are trying to undermine fracking, says Jack Rafuse in an opinion piece in The Hill, a specialty newspaper that covers Congress. Rafuse is a former energy adviser to the Nixon administration and principal of energy, trade and national security consulting group the Rafuse Organization.

Rafuse: "The obstructionists’ newest argument is that fracking leads to 'industrialization,' by which they mean 'job creation.' States like North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Arkansas have all welcomed industrialization. The shale boom, powered by advances in hydraulic fracturing, has enabled the oil and gas industry to steadily create jobs, even when the rest of our economy has struggled."

You can read his whole column here.