Make it stop. US claims fracking aids in carbon reduction

This evasive gibberish is apparently what the US will be championing at the Doha 2012 climate conference – that fracking is beneficial because it’s not as destructive as coal. Golly, wouldn’t a better idea be to have massive offshore wind farms, more big solar power plants, and a smart grid? But instead we get greenwashing, phony claims of progress while backing the same old dirty power.

The US is claiming credit for “enormous” efforts on climate change – delivered in part by the carbon reductions from its investments in the controversial practice of “fracking” for shale gas.