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Frackin' marvelous

Today's good news -- somebody besides us is worrying about being overly dependent of Mideast oil:

A Saudi prince has warned that his oil-reliant nation is under threat because of fracking technology being developed elsewhere around the world.

Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said the Gulf Arab kingdom needed to reduce its reliance on crude oil and diversify its revenues.

His warning comes as rising shale energy supplies in the United States cut global demand for Saudi oil.

Why in the world are fracking opponents fighting something that will keep energy plentiful and cheap and might free the whole world from the grip of Mideast oil?