1st: There is zero evidence Climate Change is a natural phenomenon that IS NOT impacted by human activity. 2nd: The US economy needs all the help it can get after 7+ years of Obama. 3rd: Our European and Asian friends could sure benefit from an oil source other than the Middle East or Russia. 4th: Fracking has no proven negative impact on potable water. The places that have "flaming water" had flaming water long before fracking was developed. The "flaming water" phenomenon occurs in areas hundreds of miles away from the nearest drill site, as we speak. 5th Not all oil is the same. Some markets/countries are better adapted to use some forms than we are. Besides, wouldn't it be better for the US to get the $ than to continue to allow Iran and Saudi Arabia to sponsor terror with the money?