Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, the Sensible Environmentalist, is back to set the record straight about fracking, natural gas and vinyl — all safe, sustainable and even essential things that eco-activists are trying to ban.
Let’s start with fracking.
Hydraulic fracturing has been around for more than half a century. But recent technology called horizontal drilling has changed the way – and amount – of natural gas that we can access.
The entire process takes only a couple of weeks and affects a small pad on the surface of the earth.
Natural gas will flow from that pad for up to 40 years, after which the site will be restored to nature by returning the topsoil that was removed and planting the site with native species of trees and other plants.
Anti-fracking documentaries leave all that out, and also make ridiculous claims about “weapons grade uranium” and “tap water on fire” and “fracking causing earthquakes.” WATCH and I’ll debunk these claims one by one.
An example of one natural gas product that is under attack is polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC or simply vinyl. It’s one of most sustainable and environmentally friendly materials, as well as the most versatile and cost-effective of plastics.
Vinyl is entirely non-toxic.
Yet Greenpeace successfully pushed Walmart to eliminate PVC packaging. I’ll reveal the misinformation they used during this campaign, which will pressure other businesses to do the same.
This is a major problem. Activists want to eliminate the use of PVC, not just in toys and packaging, but in many of the products that make our hospitals and health care sanitary.
Then there are PVC building materials:
That contaminated water in Flint, Michigan that we’ve heard so much about lately? Well, that water supply was contaminated by iron and lead, the materials the pipes were made from. This wouldn’t have happened with PVC pipe, as it does not corrode.
So next time you see a ban on anything – from fracking, to natural gas or a material like vinyl — think critically, and look at the facts, not the spin.