Economic prosperity can come with a clean environment

In the recent midterms, voters across the country rejected ballot initiatives that would have imposed punishing restrictions on oil and natural gas producers.

Washingtonians squashed a proposed carbon tax. Coloradans voted down a de facto ban on fracking throughout most of the state. And Arizonans rejected a proposition that would have mandated huge increases in renewable energy production.

By defeating these ballot initiatives, voters sent a message to their political leaders. They don’t want to choose between a clean planet and abundant, affordable energy. They want both. And thanks to recent advances in drilling technologies, they can get their wish…

 

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