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A recent piece about efforts to inform the public about the effects of the controversial energy-extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," skewed the facts about the debate and the science behind the process ("Fracking supporters fire back at 'woefully misinformed' celebrities," Web, Dec. 3).
If Hollywood celebrities don't like hydraulic fracturing, then maybe they should stop flying in jets, heating their swimming pools and undergoing plastic surgery, according to a video released Tuesday.
The Obama administration this month canceled onshore oil and gas lease sales in California for the rest of this year, blaming the "sequester" budget cuts — but acknowledging they were breaking yet another federal law that requires them to hold the sales.
Huge increases in U.S. oil and gas production have put the nation on a path to energy independence, but some industry leaders fear their relationship with the Obama administration will deteriorate during the president's second term.
Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar on Monday cheered on the opening of the first large-scale solar power project on federal property, just three days after his department rolled out new regulations on oil and gas companies doing business on those very same lands.