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Response to Henhouse (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 07:12 AM

8. Excellent endorsement. To all those complaining about fracking

I genuinely wish you would read Hillary's very clear environmental policy on her website:

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/climate/

This is a complicated issue and reducing it to "Hillary is for fracking while Bernie is against" doesn't speak to the realities of the situation, which is that the country still has to run while the transition to clean energy (THAT SHE IS HUGELY IN FAVOR OF) is made.

We have three options, during the time when the transition is occurring:

1. Coal
2. Foreign oil
3. Fracking

Coal has a more devastating impact on climate change than fracking. I think we can ALL agree that foreign oil is a disaster for many reasons. So of three bad options, fracking is the least bad. That is what Hillary acknowledges, and I will say that she isn't awesome at putting things into soundbites. She is a policy wonk and likes to thoroughly explain things. Bernie can come out and say "I'm against fracking!" but he doesn't explain how exactly we're all going to heat our houses and cook our food and clean our clothes while we magically transition to clean energy. I like that Hillary acknowledges reality. I like that she can see the subtlety in issues and explain them clearly. That is not a bad thing in a politician, but she gets so much flack for it.

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