Drilling For Dollars
If you do not think drilling for natural gas is good for the economy, consider this. One company alone in my city has already paid out over $160 million in royalties this year. It has paid $1.3 billion since 2004. They are running 16 rigs and plan to drill 300 more within the year. They also complete pipelines to channel the gas from the wells.
In addition to the royalties, the company hers employees and contractors to do all this work.
Let them drill.