Obama destroys 204,500 jobs in Ohio over fracking myth
11/18/2011 2 Comments
The Washington Examiner has the story with my emphasis:
President Obama’s United States Department of Agriculture has delayed shale gas drilling in Ohio for up to six months by cancelling a mineral lease auction for Wayne National Forest (WNF). The move was taken in deference to environmentalists, on the pretext of studying the effects of hydraulic fracturing.
Speaking of the WNF gas drilling, one environmentalist group spokesman suggested that moving forward with drilling “could turn the Ohio Valley into Ozone Alley,” even though Wayne National Forest already has nearly 1300 oil and gas wells in operation.
The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) recently estimated that drilling in the Utica shale, which is affected by the suspension of the mineral lease auctions, would produce up 204,500 jobs by 2015.
There are already 1300 vertical oil wells that most likely have been fractured as part of the process that put them into production. So, fracking is not a real issue, the real issue is the environmentalist who want to stop the development of low-cost natural gas, which makes renewable energy an uneconomical farce. Combine these lost jobs and those lost from the Keystone XL Pile line in just two weeks Obama has killed over 600,000 jobs, all to make the environmental wackos happy. Obama is not focused on job creation, he is focused on pleasing his wacko base. Go figure!