Colorado Governor Drank Fracking Fluid

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper wanted to find out for himself if fracking fluid was safe, so he drank it. No kidding.

The first-term Democrat and former Denver mayor told a Senate committee on Tuesday that he actually drank a glass of fracking fluid produced by oilfield services giant Halliburton.

The fluid is made entirely “of ingredients sourced from the food industry,” the company says, making it safe for Mr. Hickenlooper and others to imbibe.

“You can drink it. We did drink it around the table, almost rituallike, in a funny way,” he told the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. “It was a demonstration. … they’ve invested millions of dollars in what is a benign fluid in every sense.” (Read More)

Maybe they can serve up a glass for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. This state could use some new industry and economic growth.