U.S. Led World in Reducing Carbon Emissions Due to 'Market Forces,' Fracking
The United States has led the world in reducing carbon emissions over the past six years largely due “market forces” and “technological advances" that have allowed for more domestic natural gas exploration and use.
According to a report from the International Energy Agency, “breakthroughs in how natural gas is extracted from underground shale formations were the key factors that led to the reductions” because “natural gas has a low carbon footprint.”
Since natural gas is “widely available in the United States,” entrepreneurs “are flocking to extract it from new areas.”
The report noted that the U.S. could be energy independent and a net exporter of oil in 20 years by opening up more land for fracking, which would also create well-paying jobs and boost the economies of struggling regions across the United States.
John Griffin, executive director of Associated Petroleum Industries of Michigan, speculated this good news that “doesn't get reported as much” because the progressive press and environmentalists want to demonize fracking and domestic energy sources.
"The mainstream media doesn't want to report these kinds of things,” Griffin said.
Aric Nesbitt (R), a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, agreed and said left-wing journalists would not cover this story because “it doesn’t fit their narrative.”