Jerry Brown Says Banning Fracking in California “Doesn’t make a lot of Sense”

Jerry Brown Says Banning Fracking in California “Doesn’t make a lot of Sense”

Energy in Depth | March 23, 2015 | by Dave Quast

When one of the nation’s most celebrated environmentalists speaks about “ban–fracking” groups being too extreme, it’s hard not to listen. California’s Governor Jerry Brown has never been one to pull punches and this time is no different. Known to go head-to-head with big oil, Brown’s latest statements on NBC’s Meet The Press cuts right through the rhetoric.

“First, fracking in California has been going on for more than 50 years and uses a fraction of the water of fracking on the east coast for gas particularly. This is vertical fracking for the most part. It is different. California imports 70 percent of our petroleum products; our cars drive over 330 billion miles mostly on petroleum. If we reduce our oil drilling on California, which a ban on fracking would do, we’ll import more oil by train or by boat, that doesn’t make a lot of sense. What we need to do is to move to electric cars, more efficient buildings and more renewable energy and in that respect, California is leading the country and some would say even the world and we’re going to continue moving down that path.” Gov. Jerry Brown

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