Chris Faulkner, CEO of Breitling Energy does not live near fracking but he thinks you should.
In a couple of his most recent podcasts on KRLD radio, Faulkner derides Denton, Texas residents for wanting to keep fracking out of their backyards. Faulkner, who does not live near fracking, makes his living fracking in other people’s backyards. His company is said to be “one of the country’s largest independent exploration and production companies.”
Come on America!
In podcast 480, Faulkner shows that he doesn’t know jack about fracking in Denton by implying a ban on fracking in the City of Denton–in neighborhoods–will keep America dependent on oil imports from Saudi Arabia.
Come on America! By working together, we can do this. We can say NO to foreign oil imports and set our kids up for a future they can rely on. BUT — it’s not going to happen if community after community, including Denton, Texas, keep thinking only of what [is] convenient in the moment, and not good for the country.
Come on Denton! Stop thinking only of your children’s health and safety. Fall on your sword and let them frack for oil in your backyard!
Denton doesn’t have oil! Denton has gas.
Nice try Faulkner. This kind of manipulation answers your own question below.
Why has fracking become such a dividing topic?
In podcast 483, Faulkner asks, “Why has fracking become such a dividing topic?” If Faulkner lived near fracking, if his children (does he have children) slept near fracking, if he didn’t make his living by fracking, he might know the answer to his question.
People want to harp on oil and gas, and some communities like Denton, Texas, want to ban it.
Faulkner should examine his own industry’s behavior to answer his question and to learn why “communities like Denton, Texas” want to ban fracking.
NO ONE in Texas was against fracking in the beginning. Not even me! I co wrote a document called Drill-Right Texas: Best Oil and Gas Development Practices for Texas. I thought–I HOPED–that fracking only needed to be done right or better and everything would be okay. It took some years of direct experience to learn that industry is not interested in doing it better, regulatory agencies are not interested in making them do it better and better is still not good enough.
Come on Mr Faulkner! Trade homes with someone in the Vintage area of Denton. Fall on your own sword for the sake of America. (See important “How to Fall on Your Sword” instructions above.)