Ex-U.S. Secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton supports natural gas fracking as part of a bridge to a clean energy economy, she told participants at last week’s National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada. “There are challenges here to be sure, but the boom in domestic gas production is an example of American innovation changing the game, and if we do it right, it can be good for both the environment and our economy,” Clinton said. “With the right safeguards in place, gas is cleaner than coal. And expanding production is creating tens of thousands of new jobs.” Clinton’s position “puts her totally in line with President Obama, and out of line with most of the environmental community,” Hymas writes. “Clinton was careful to emphasize the need for strong regulation of fracking, but when she was secretary of state, she pushed to spread fracking to countries where environmental regulation is highly unlikely to keep it in check.”
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