Even CNN Is Calling Out Fetterman’s Fracking Flip-Flop During Debate
CNN reporter John Avlon called out Pennsylvania Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s “false” flip-flop on fracking.
Fetterman claimed he supported fracking during his Tuesday night debate with Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.
“I’ve always supported fracking and I always believed that independence with our energy is — is critical,” Fetterman said during the debate when asked about it. [bold, links added]
“It’s fine for Fetterman to change his mind, but it is false to say that he has always supported fracking, as a moderator pointed out,” Avlon said.
He also expressed opposition to fracking in an unsuccessful Senate campaign in 2016 and called for a “moratorium” on the procedure until certain changes were made.
Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing, which is using liquid and minerals to develop oil and gas from shale formations, according to the Independent Petroleum Association of America.
President Joe Biden did not respond to questions from the Washington Post about energy issues in June 2019.
“I support a moratorium on fracking until 2 conditions are met: an extraction tax, & the strictest enviro regulations in this country.”
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 5, 2016
“I support a moratorium on fracking until 2 conditions are met: an extraction tax, & the strictest enviro regulations in this country,” Fetterman tweeted on Feb. 4, 2016.
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