Heritage documents North Dakota’s fracking ‘miracle’

The Heritage Foundation’s “Foundry” blog features this morning a new video highlighting the impact of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — for natural gas in North Dakota.

[T]he most striking takeaway for many who watch may well be the stark contrast between an electric local economy and the more familiar picture around the rest of the country still saddled with high unemployment and a sputtering economy. And while the Bakken will not single-handedly revive America’s sluggish economy, it can, as evidenced by the success in North Dakota, be an important part of the solution. And North Dakota is only one of many states that is beginning to reap the economic benefits of fracking and other advances in drilling technology to harvest previously inaccessible oil deposits. That is, of course, if the federal government does not disrupt the whole process.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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