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If you watched the second presidential debate – or even if you didn’t – then you’re probably familiar with America’s newest celebrity: Ken Bone.

Ken posed a very important question to the two candidates present: “What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs, while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job loss for fossil power plant workers?”

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump did their best to answer the question, but now let’s hear from Fracking.


1. Fracking Believes American Energy Security Is a Top Priority

Fracking has helped the United States decrease its dependence on foreign oil. Net imports of crude oil and other petroleum products are at their lowest level since 1990.


2. Fracking Has a Track Record of Creating Jobs

Fracking has helped create millions of jobs nationwide – even when times were tough. The shale industry saw a 31 percent increase in jobs from 2007 to 2012, helping to lift the country out of the Great Recession.


3. Why Just Minimize Power Plant Job Losses When You Can Create New Ones?

It seems like new natural gas power plants are being built or proposed every day. From Michigan to Texas, natural gas is creating new economic opportunities – something we can continue with Fracking.


4. More Energy and Lower Emissions? Yes We Can!

Thanks to Fracking, U.S. CO2 emissions are at the lowest levels in 25 years. Our abundance of clean-burning natural gas means power plants are reducing their emissions and saving households money. Now that’s something to celebrate!


5. Fracking Stands for Cleaner Air and Improved Public Health

The U.S. EPA says natural gas “plays a key role in our nation’s clean energy future,” and researchers have linked increased natural gas use worldwide with lower mortality rates.


Thank you, Ken Bone, for asking the tough question.

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