Obama Energy Sec. Nominee Sparks Outrage Among Environmentalists
by Wynton Hall, Big Government
President Barack Obama plans to nominate pro-hydraulic fracking Massacusetts Institute of Technology nuclear scientist Ernest Moniz as his next Secretary of Energy, a move that has sparked outrage among some environmentalists.
“Appointing Mr. Moniz would be a nail in the coffin for one of his most lauded inaugural speech promises: a commitment to focus on climate solutions,” says Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter.
Moniz served as the former undersecretary of energy for President Bill Clinton and is currently the director of the MIT’s Energy Initiative, which is funded by BP, Chevron, and Saudi Aramco.
“Mr. Moniz is a known cheerleader for exploiting our reserves of natural gas using a highly controversial and polluting practice known as hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”),” says Hauter. “His appointment to the DOE could set renewable energy development back years.”
The title of this post doesn’t refer to the possible nomination of Mr. Moniz, but this part of the article: “The Moniz nomination further telegraphs Obama’s intention to quietly pursue natural gas development that analysts say may lead to a “shale revolution” that would produce big profits and high-paying jobs.”
What do you think? Skeptical like me?