Magazine October 14, 2019, Issue

Elizabeth Warren Is Wrong on Fracking

ProPetro CEO Dale Redman speaks with workers on a yard where he stores and manages equipment for his fracking services company in Midland, Texas, April 12, 2018. (Ann Saphir/Reuters)
She ignores environmental as well as fiscal realities

If there were any doubts about the particulars of Elizabeth Warren’s energy-policy plans after the recent CNN climate town hall, she cleared them up in a single tweet. “On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands,” she wrote. “And I will ban fracking — everywhere.”

Throughout her campaign, Warren has made her plan to end new federal fossil-fuel leases well known. With that tweet, she also became one of only a few candidates — including Senators Bernie Sanders and

This article appears as “Low-Energy Liz ” in the October 14, 2019, print edition of National Review.

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