At an August 1 Christian Science Monitor event, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz explained that the agency will stand by its approach to evaluate liquefied natural gas export terminal applications in the order received. Secretary Moniz said he has not seen any example of fracking causing groundwater contamination, and charged that the four challenges of fracking—full well completion, errors, methane emissions, and air quality—are manageable. He also commented that the administration is not waging a war on coal, pointing to examples supporting coal energy research and development, such as $6 billion for carbon capture technology.