By: Cara Bayles
From: Daily Comet
BILOXI, Miss. — Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum tapped a chunk of oil shale against the podium at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.
“Thanks to the Marcellus shale and the Utica shale, we’re seeing our economy growing again, and we’ve seen a tremendous reduction in natural-gas prices,” the former Pennsylvania senator told the audience of hundreds. “It’s pretty remarkable to think that you can get oil out of this, but through that hydraulic fracturing you can.”
The show-and-tell moment occurred during the first-ever Gulf Coast Energy Summit, organized by the Thibodaux-based Gulf Economic Survival Team and the Consumer Energy Alliance.