Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller called him the president he waited for all his life. At the time, the price of natural gas topped $11 per million Btu. Thanks to fracking in Appalachia, the supply of natural gas is enormous and enough to drop that price to less than $2. Drill, baby, drill worked.
Well, Barack Obama will just see about that!
The president Jay Rockefeller waited all his life for assumed command of the fracking oil fields of western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia on Friday. The president has no authority from Congress or the Constitution to do so, but by golly he is taking over fracking.
We’ll see if Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Democratic state Attorney General Darrell McGraw or Democratic Senator Joe Manchin will take any action against this unconstitutional attack on West Virginia.
We know what Rockefeller will do.