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Can't ban fracking immediately, have to be honest

Says Fetterman, "I have a position on fracking, that I clearly articulated, that Democrats must confront and be honest about energy and Republicans must confront and be honest about the environment." If the practice was banned immediately, "Well, where does 40% of our energy come from?" he asks. "Now I would love all of that to come from wind and solar and renewables, but the reality is that's not a switch you can flip and change overnight," says Fetterman.
Source: NEXTPittsburgh.com on 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race , Jan 14, 2021

Fracking acceptable if it brings thousands of jobs

Fetterman's rise hasn't been without some pushback. He's a self-proclaimed progressive, but those on the left haven't always been so sure of him.

Fetterman made clear that his positions on the environment are outweighed by his desire to bring work to his town, a trade-off he said Democrats have to make to protect the working class. He defended supporting a fracking proposal in his own town for that reason.

"We're Democrats. We are supposed to look after working-class families," he said. "If the steel mill that wants to do this goes under, that's 3,000 jobs lost. All they need to do is drill two wells."

The position didn't stop Sanders from supporting him, however, chalking it up to a difference of opinion. And it's clear Fetterman has been pegged as the progressive politician who can get elected.

Source: Vox.com on 2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race , May 16, 2018

Encourage clean energy policies

During the last 10 years as mayor, John encouraged clean energy policies to create new jobs and put folks in Braddock back to work. He's applied a hands-on approach from AmeriCorps and his service experience with to take steps towards progress and rebuild this community, creating jobs, getting youth engaged, and bringing creative urban policy solutions to Braddock.
Source: 2016 Pennsylvania Senate campaign website JohnFetterman.com , Sep 22, 2015

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