Moratorium could hurt state’s economy

Moratorium could hurt state’s economy

UT San Diego | April 23, 2014 | by Jason Stverak

The relatively small fracking industry in California already employs more than 25,000 people. A moratorium on fracking would quickly destroy those jobs. The green activists in the Senate are rushing forward, presuming that they are gifted with the knowledge to save everyone from the evils of capitalism and energy development. But while they’re caught up fighting a nonexistent enemy, they ignore the human costs for the same people they claim to protect. No one is counting the loss in salary, health, and happiness of the individuals who stand to lose their jobs, or the unemployed who will never get the chance to work. California needs to stop listening to Hollywood — which never shies from putting a thrilling story ahead of the truth — and start listening to common sense.

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