For the second time since his July 1 electoral victory, Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador said publicly that his administration will not allow hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract oil and gas.
The comments, which López Obrador made to local reporters on Friday after a meeting with San Luís Potosí state governor Juan Manuel Carreras, directly contradict the recommendations of national hydrocarbons commission CNH, which on September 20 published a 189-page policy document warning of the dire threat posed by plummeting natural gas output and reserves.
The document stated that . . .