NY Bans Fracking, Prepares To Buy More Fracking Energy

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 2.40.34 PMHank Campbell
Publisher – Science 2.0
Author – Science Left Behind

The utter hypocrisy of New York’s fracking opponents reveals the utter elitism of so much of the environmental agenda when it comes to matters of energy.

What do wealthy progressives in New York and California share in common? Both groups are happy to exploit poor people as part of their self-identification. In California, that has involved not vaccinating their children, instead letting poor kids get vaccinated to provide herd immunity for their special snowflakes, while in New York it means adopting a veil of environmental sincerity, by going after both nuclear power and natural gas, while quietly buying all the fossil fuel energy they can get to prevent brown-outs. Let poor people in Pennsylvania have health risks, say New Yorkers.

The environmental lobbyists who control the New York Department of Environmental Conservation – yes, there is a state department devoted to being against science – issued the ‘final’ report of a seven year study whose conclusion was preordained; fracking is bad, they said. Meanwhile, another part of New York government is preparing to buy energy they will need from over the border in Pennsylvania, which will come from…fracking. Because activists also want Indian Point nuclear power closed this summer and they cannot meet their energy demands without Pennsylvania fracking.


Two “Small Clean Power Plants” Powered by Fracked Natural Gas and Operated by the New York Power Authority to Serve New York City Metro Area

If environmental policies were enacted, without a hypocritical back door like this, air conditioners would stop working, but only for poor people. Wealthy elites in Manhattan are going to find a way to get energy. Knowing this will have no actual impact, it is an intellectual placebo for voters, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens, founding chairman of the “Catskill Mountainkeeper” group, created specifically to protest hydraulic fracturing, rubber-stamped the report saying, basically, there is no risk known but there may be, so let’s ban it. He was not chosen just because he is against fracking, of course, there is also some crony-ism: He was “environmental liaison” for the current governor’s father.

The ethical stand would have been to take their lumps and suffer brown-outs so the public could see what environmental zealotry really means. A New York environmental activist has chosen the opposite and feels fracking is bad for water, but as long as the people being harmed are in Pennsylvania, that is okay.

Cross-posted by permission from Science 2.0 blog.

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3 thoughts on “NY Bans Fracking, Prepares To Buy More Fracking Energy

  1. Cuomo, and the rest of his closet natural gas guzzling marionettes are a treacherous lot, to say the least. They are all addicted to their abundant hydro fracked natural gas heat, and the closets they hide in are New York City and Albany. All the while they are collectively and arbitrarily denying our New York State Southern Tier Landowners the right to harvest the minerals on their own land. This is a landowner right that is arbitrarily being denied to the New York Southern Tier Landowners by Andrew Cuomo and only Andrew Cuomo. Since there is no other recourse, this case should be brought before the United States Supreme Court because unfortunately, Cuomo’s only interested in representing his New York City puppets all of the time.

  2. New York State didn’t ban fracking, Cuomo arbitrarily banned fracking even though he uses more hydro fracked natural gas than any other New Yorker. Don’t do as I do, do as I say.

  3. Safe bet out of the 51 dislikes above, there is only one person behind such. To try to counter this post, one has to defy reality, suspend common sense and essentially demonstrate stone cold Cretin-stupidity. No wonder they (he or she) does not want to debate facts or science but rather skulk around and harasses websites. The post over-simplifies for dramatic effect the point, but that probably is what it takes when you are dealing with essentially adult petulant kindergarteners.

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