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The Sensible Middle of the Fracking Debate

If you believe some political pundits, our nation is hopelessly divided. But as two former Colorado governors – one Democrat, one Republican – we think the pundits are wrong.

True, the extreme voices in most debates get more media attention, but what the public really wants, and eventually demands, is common ground.

Just ask 67 percent of voters in a recent Bipartisan Policy Center survey, who indicated they want people to “work across party lines and engage in give-and-take to try to come up with solutions.”

Today, there are few better examples of common ground than energy – specifically, the tremendous increase in homegrown oil and natural gas production made possible by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

Elected officials from both parties – and from the president on down – have correctly noted the positive impact that this renewed American drive for energy independence is having on the U.S. economy. Read more »

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