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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Ken Von Schaumburg
America's energy outlook this year will be, more than ever before, tied to how the federal government approaches the issue of climate change — and how much leverage the new Congress will have to help or hinder those efforts.
President Obama spoke of the role natural gas must play in America's energy future during his State of the Union address last week, but industry insiders fear it's merely lip service designed to distract from what they consider the administration's behind-the-scenes plan to sabotage the sector.
The natural gas industry and its opponents are readying their final arguments for what many think will be a critical year in the debate over "fracking" safety.
"There have been numerous proposals put out by the Republican House to try and stymie these overreaching regulations, but they're not going to go anywhere," Mr. von Schaumburg said.
"The administration is looking at the laws in existence, reinterpreting them and pushing them through the regulatory process much further than the law was ever intended," Mr. von Schaumburg said. "This administration is not letting Congress make law."