Lisa Sylvester (26:06):
We are going to move on to the next topic, and this has come up earlier, and that is the issue of fracking. Pennsylvania only trails Texas in terms of natural gas production. Both of you have taken shifting positions on the issue of fracking. Mr. Oz, we begin with you. You wrote a column in 2014 calling for no fracking pending health study results. But in a video posted on social media in March, you said, ďNatural gas guarantees high paying skilled jobs right here in Pennsylvania. So back off Biden. Give us freedom to frack.Ē Mr. Oz. Please explain that changing position. 60 seconds.
Dr. Mehmet Oz (26:47):
Iíve been very consistent. Fracking has been demonstrated, itís a very old technology, to be safe. It is a lifeline for this commonwealth to be able to build wealth similar to what theyíve been able to achieve in other states. For that reason, I strongly support fracking, drilling, the piping of that natural gas. In fact, Iíd build a facility even in Philadelphia so we can export it to our allies and help them, the ones that are struggling now in Western Europe because of the Ukrainian war. John Fetterman calls fracking a stain on Pennsylvania. He says that he will sign a moratorium to ban its continued use. Heís against pipelines. He supported the vote against the Keystone pipeline that ended up shutting it down. He supports Bidenís desire to ban fracking on public lands, which are our lands, all of our lands together. This is a extreme position on energy. If we unleashed our energy here in Pennsylvania, it would help everybody. Why John Fetterman is so rigidly stuck on fighting against energy companies is stunning to me because itís the jobs I want, tens of thousands of high paying jobs to help Pennsylvanians.