-August 16, 2016-

Fracking Travels to Boston to Tout Lower Consumer Energy Bills

Presidential candidate begins nationwide virtual bus tour; will visit two dozen cities to highlight economic and environmental benefits of American energy revolution


Today, presidential candidate Fracking kicked off her “Powering the People” virtual bus tour in Boston, Mass., where residents are directly benefitting from lower natural gas prices, even though the state produces no natural gas.

Earlier this year, National Grid announced that residential customer electricity bills would be reduced by 23 percent. The lower energy bills are attributable in part to lower prices for natural gas, a fuel that accounts for 64 percent of the Bay State’s electricity generation.

“Our energy revolution is not limited to the areas where drilling is currently taking place, and Boston is a perfect example of that,” said Fracking. “I’m proud of my role in helping Massachusetts’ working families keep more of their hard-earned money.”

Fracking has also helped Massachusetts decrease its reliance on natural gas imports. According to the Energy Information Administration, liquefied natural gas imports accounted for 33 percent of Massachusetts’ demand in 2010. By 2014, imports had fallen to just 6.7 percent.

Although Massachusetts is benefitting from lower energy prices, Fracking stressed that the state has yet to realize the full benefits of shale gas.

“We have done amazing things for American energy, but we still have much more work to do. New Englandconsumers are threatened by opponents of natural gas who are blocking much-needed infrastructure, including pipelines that will ultimately save Massachusetts families even more on their monthly energy bills,” added Fracking. “These pipelines enjoy strong support from local workers, who rightly recognize that they will create high-paying jobs and benefit regional air quality.”

Next week, Fracking will continue “Powering the People” in New York, where she will discuss how increased natural gas use has slashed greenhouse gas emissions and improved public health in the Empire State. Other stops in the coming weeks will include:

– Lusby, Md., site of a $3.8 billion liquefied natural gas export facility

– Philadelphia, Pa., where shale gas has helped the city become a new “energy hub”

– Columbus, Ohio, where carbon emissions are declining thanks to natural gas

– Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where a new natural gas plant will save customers $400 million

– Houston, Tex., an energy capital in the middle of a $48 billion chemical manufacturing boom

– Sioux City, Iowa, where low-cost natural gas has facilitated a $2 billion expansion of a local ammonia plant

– Williston, N.D., home of the massive Bakken formation

– Salt Lake City, Utah, where over 80 percent of homes are heated by natural gas

– Bakersfield, Calif., at the heart of Kern County, which produces more oil than the entire state of Oklahoma

For more information about the candidate and her platform, visit www.frackingforpresident.com and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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