Beverage choice criticized by opponents of fracking
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said he welcomed the knowledge that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper had drunk hydraulic fracturing fluid. Environmental organizations, however, reacted with horror.
“I was delighted to hear that the governor understands and supports” hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as it’s known, Tipton said on Tuesday.
“I just want to know whether they served food with it.”
Hickenlooper told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that he had imbibed with others frack fluid that contained food additives and “lived to tell that tale.”
Conservation Colorado said the beverage amounted to a poor vintage.
“Looks like Governor Hickenlooper really drank the frack-aid on this one,” said Carrie Curtiss, deputy director. “We’re astounded that Governor Hickenlooper would use a national platform to give the impression that frack fluid is safe for public health.”