Even CNN’s Anderson Cooper had to fact check and point out that Joe Biden’s statement that “he never said he opposed fracking,” was in fact a lie.
CNN played a clip from the democratic presidential debate back in July 2019, where Joe Biden unequivocally responded “No” to the question if there was “any room for fracking under a Biden administration.”
The fracking industry provides employment for hundreds of thousands of Americans. According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, “aggregating to the national level we conclude that aggregate employment rose by 725,000 jobs due to fracking, causing a reduction in the U.S. unemployment rate of 0.5 percent during the Great Recession.”
The study also looked at the effects of the fracking boom on crime and found no evidence of increases, according to Reuters.