Today is a pretty big day if you haven’t heard. As I type this blog (in a coffee shop no less), the TV is turned to the latest election news. Reports from every state are flashing across the screen, and I have to ask myself, “How does fracking relate to this?”
As I have mentioned before, both presidential candidates are behind fracking, albeit at different rates. Romney wants to strip the industry of its regulations so that it will become a big part of the economy, and uses this as an attacking point against Obama. However, Obama has supported fracking and avoids aligning himself with the anti-fracking sentiment of the left.
So if fracking is a big deal do you, it can be confusing on who to vote for. You could vote for for the Green Party candidate Jill Stein, but the odds are that you won’t make much of a difference (no offense to any greeners out there).
But even though Romney isn’t quite right about Obama being anti-cracking, he is a little bit right. Obama has said that he wants the government “work with industry to establish best practices… in a way that protects the public health.”
Romney, however, wants the regulation to be minimal and for states to have the regulating power. He thinks that without heavy regulation, fracking will become better on its own in a more efficient manner.
So there you have it: fracking in relation to the election. I’m sure you’ve already made up your mind on who your voting for, if you haven’t it may be late. It will be interesting to see who the frack wins.