While Americans focused their attention on the Colombian controversy involving U.S. Secret Service agents, prostitutes, and excessive drinking, President Obama quietly signed his latest Presidential Executive Order.
The Supporting Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources Executive Order seeks to create what amounts to a Presidential super committee that will oversee the regulation and development of the 'unconventional' natural gas industry..
... The President's order establishes an "Interagency Working Group" to be composed of deputy level or higher representatives from federal agencies that include the Defense Department, Transportation, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Energy, Homeland Security, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The working group has been tasked with supporting the safe, responsible and efficient development of unconventional domestic natural gas resources.
Now that the President has given the go ahead, there's nothing holding the government back. The fracking industry stands to be impacted almost immediately, with federal agencies prepared to tear into...
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