Former vice president and Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s energy platform, if enacted, would end using hydraulic fracturing technology to harvest oil and natural gas that has allowed the U.S. to become energy independent while creating millions of American jobs.
During his presidential campaign, Biden has said he would “phase out” and eliminate fossil fuels, including getting rid of fracking.
His running mate, Democrat vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris said: “There’s no question I’m in favor of banning fracking.”
Biden has come under scrutiny for his anti-fracking stance and has since said he is not against the practice, but it is unclear how this claim of a change of heart from him would play out in a Biden administration.
Real Clear Energy explained what ending fracking would mean for Americans from coast to coast:
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