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    Myths

    LIE: Wind power will never produce enough energy

    TRUTH: A study found that U.S. wind-power potential is 16 times greater than total demand

    LIE: Wind power won’t affect carbon emissions and may even “cause global warming”

    TRUTH: The use of wind power greatly reduces carbon emissions, which cause global warming

    LIE: Government funding for wind energy has gone to waste

    TRUTH: Power generated by wind has grown greatly and is competitive with other sources

    LIE: The Obama administration has tried to shut down natural gas development

    TRUTH: U.S. natural gas production hit an all-time high in 2012

    LIE: Fracking is overregulated

    TRUTH: Fracking was exempted from the Safe Drinking Water Act under the Bush administration

    LIE: Fracking poses no risk to water supplies

    TRUTH: Tests have linked water pollution in a Wyoming town to fracking

    LIE: Fracking has been used without incident for over 60 years

    TRUTH: The current fracking practice has been used for less than a decade