Separating facts from fiction in fracking – Houston Chronicle

Separating facts from fiction in fracking – Houston Chronicle.

Separating facts from fiction in fracking

Updated 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Threats by Iran to blockade the Straits of Hormuz and the political gridlock over the Keystone XL Pipeline construction project have put energy where it rightly belongs: front and center.

It’s about time. Nearly 40 years after the Arab oil embargo, this nation has no workable energy policy; we choose instead to lurch from crisis to crisis with ad hoc solutions.

Our country needs a better approach, and exactly what that is should be a major topic of sensible, not superheated, discussion in the coming campaign for the White House. The usual partisan talking past each other by presidential candidates insults voters. It’s time for sensible, fact-based decisions about how we move forward on energy policy. We have choices to make and some major opportunities in prospect.

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