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No, Biden Won’t Ban Fracking

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23.10.2020

C-Span/ZUMA Wire

In the middle of a heated exchange on climate change during the final presidential debate, President Donald Trump went on the attack: He repeated his go-to claim that Joe Biden plans to ban fracking, a drilling process that injects a chemical cocktail and water into rock to extract gas.

“I never said I oppose fracking,” Biden responded. “He’s flat out lying.” Indeed, Biden has implied the gas extracted from fracking is needed as a transition fuel, away from coal, to eventually reach zero carbon emissions. (Environmentalists and scientists dispute that claim, noting that the potent greenhouse gas methane escapes from fracking.)

As Biden reminded voters, “I said no........

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