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With Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren dropping out of
the presidential race, Democrats are left with two primary candidates – Senator
Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden – in the running to face
President Trump in the November election.
The new electoral dynamics offer a useful time to look at
where the two contenders stand on energy issues – specifically, their views on
fracking, which has helped the United States achieve energy independence while
keeping energy prices low.
Sanders’ position is straightforward. In January, he
introduced the Ban
Fracking Act, which would issue an immediate ban on all …
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In a column
in the New York Times, journalist Will Harlan claims that blocking
pipelines from crossing the Appalachian Trail – an issue before the U.S.
Supreme Court – would reduce demand for natural gas, leading instead to major
investments in renewable energy:
The potential implications of this case are enormous. If pipelines cannot cross the Appalachian Trail, energy companies will have to reroute or cancel them completely, perhaps opening the door for more large-scale investments in renewables. A ruling for the trail could set off a shift away from natural gas to renewable energy.