Obama's Natural Gas Support Signals Bright Fracking Future

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 6:44 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama emphasized his administration's support for natural gas during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, making an implicit commitment to hydraulic fracturing as a tool to lower carbon pollution despite fervent opposition to the controversial drilling practice among environmental groups.

The president credited natural gas with bringing jobs to the American energy sector, and said it could even help lower carbon emissions contributing to climate change by serving as a “bridge fuel” while renewable technologies improve and develop. He promised to cut...
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