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Despite fear in Oklahoma, Biden likely won't be 'banning' fracking


December 6, 2020

Whitney Bryen, Oklahoma Watch

Idle drilling equipment as seen in the lot at Helmerich & Payne drilling rig company in south Oklahoma City.

President Donald Trump offered a warning to Oklahoma and other energy-rich states during the final months of his unsuccessful re-election bid.

The president cautioned that if Joe Biden won, the new Democratic president would quickly take action on an aggressive climate-change agenda, specifically by banning fracking across the country, a move he said would eliminate thousands of oil and gas jobs.

"Well, that means Texas is going to be one of the most unemployed states in our country," the president said during a news conference in July. "That means Oklahoma, North Dakota, New Mexico are go...

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