What if we'd just "left it in the ground?" The U.S. would be short 4.3 million jobs and over half-a-trillion dollars in annual GDP. Electricity prices would be 31% higher, we'd all be paying 43% more at the pump, carbon dioxide emissions would be 23% higher and we'd be importing 160% more oil. That's just to start.
Despite the negativity many associate with fracking, it has had a positive impact on mortgage defaults in areas where fracking occurred, according to research by a Clemson University finance professor.
Vets4Energy, the Rocky Mountain Energy Forum, the United Veterans Coalition of Colorado and Volunteers of America sponsored a dinner and breakfast that reached more than 130 veterans, community leaders and elected officials, including the leaders of the Colorado House and Senate.