USA Today cut to the quick in a recent editorial piece:
"The campaign trail is unfriendly to nuance, and the argument over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a prime example of a complex issue that gets oversimplified."
The piece was in response to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' simplified opposition to hydraulic fracturing and how that stance does a serious disservice to the oil and gas industry as well as American consumers.
"Voters deserve a more thoughtful answer," the authors wrote. "Fracking has gone from an exotic drilling technique to a commonplace procedure that has spurred a remarkable U.S. energy boom and now produces about half of all U.S. oil and gas. This boom has created jobs, boosted domestic manufacturing and brought the USA closer to energy independence."
Read the full editorial HERE.