Echoing President Biden’s comments, two European leaders at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, described the record gas prices as part of a “painful” period of “transition” to alternative energy that should not be resisted. German vice-chancellor Robert Habeck, as Summit News reported, said Monday that governments should not seek to protect their citizens from the consequences. Norwegian finance CEO Kjerstin Braathen described the energy crisis as a “transition” full of hardship but insisted the “pain” is “worth it.”… Read the rest
The controversial practice, known in full as hydraulic fracturing, in which water with benzene and other chemicals is injected along with sand at high pressures into underground rock formations to free natural gas has long been suspected of tainting area drinking water. But the Wyoming study is the first time fracking has been definitively linked to drinking water contaminants.