Yesterday, Governor Markell said the following (as quoted in The News Journal):
[The Governor is trying to find] the intersection of economic development, improving the environment and improving public health.
He made this comment while trying to take credit for NRG’s conversion of a Dover coal-fired power plant into a natural gas fired plant.
Natural gas is cleaner burning than coal, and as a result of fracking, is plentiful in the United States and cheap… Hence, the natural gas is at the intersection of economic and environmental benefit. But, less than a week ago, this same Governor said that he was against fracking (aka cheap natural gas) because
The very efficacy of the [Delaware River Basin C]ommission’s regulations depend heavily on state law or regulation but the decision-makers in each state have yet to determine whether sound science will ultimately prevail.”
We know, of course, that Delaware has not been following a policy of “sound science”, but one of an almost religious zealotry around global warming alarmism. This administration’s on-going efforts to force expensive energy on the low income residents and struggling small businesses have been repeatedly publicized.
So, on November 18th, fracking is bad, but on November 22nd, fracking is good.
You can’t have it both ways, Governor…