US imposes rules on fracking emissions
. . . completely using up all the irony left in the world.
"The Obama administration is imposing controls on the US shale industry by unveiling rules demanding that oil and gas producers curb leaks of greenhouse gas.
The crackdown on methane leaks comes as the 2016 presidential campaign leaves the oil industry facing uncertainty over the future of fracking regulation.
President Barack Obama is targeting the production and distribution of oil and gas — the second largest industrial source of greenhouse gases after power plants — as part of his efforts to leave a record of action against climate change."
Fracking is the green energy alternative, while wind, and solar are not.
Fracked shale gas has single handedly reduced the US carbon emissions to a point where we are below our Kyoto protocol levels. The US is the only first world country to do so. On the other hand, wind, and solar have increased the carbon output, not reduced it.
The buffoon in the Oval Office wants to penalize fracked shale, and offers the failed alternatives carte blanche to pollute, spew carbon, and kill wildlife at will. This is a religion which has run off the tracks. We need a serious, and careful reconsideration of our policies regarding the environment, and the elimination of the ones damaging, like wind and solar subsidies in any form, and the serious and rapid shift to the beneficial like fracked shale gas.
Wind farms that kill bald eagles are now protected from prosecution
New administration rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms | Fox News
These people are not environmentalists, they do not care about the environment. What they care about is power, and they are willing to do anything to obtain, and consolidate that power. These rules are about power, not eagles, or greenhouse gas, or the environment.
The irony here is spectacular. The damage immense.