The whackadoodle environuts just repeat the usual litany of talking points. Destroys health, property values, communities, the sky is falling, fracking will push your grandma off a cliff!!!! Please people just get a grip already. Drilling for oil and gas has been going on in my corner of Pennsylvania as well as worldwide since Drake hit oil in Titusville in 1859. Fracking is just another drilling technology. The truth is these anti-frackers are really anti-American. Not only is natural gas a much cleaner fuel than coal, diesel or gasoline, it is used to make plastics, fertilizers, textiles, medicines, paints, – in fact everything you touch all day long has natural gas byproducts. Your car, your cellphone, your computer, your shoes, aspirin, etc. The shale gas boom means high paying jobs, tax revenues, royalties for farmers, cheap energy, national security, energy independence and yes even a reduction in CO2 emissions. It is a win-win-win for us all and should encouraged.
And just a little side note here, ETHANOL from corn is the worst idea ever! Not only does it increase food costs exponentially, it INCREASES CO2 emissions. Obviously the environuts skipped class to smoke some dope the day their high school science teacher covered the fermentation process. CO2 is emitted in huge amounts when making ethanol, not to mention the fuels used to grow, transport and cook the corn added to the CO2 when the ethanol is burned. And that is not to mention the 10% to 20% reduction in fuel economy when burning ethanol/gasoline blends. When you do the math and add it all up it is ridiculous to the extreme how much more CO2 is generated from the “green”, “sustainable” ethanol boondoggle.
The environuts are the ultimate hypocrits when it comes to these kinds of issues because they want to shut down all the “dirty”, “greedy” industrial operations, but are the first to complain when the lights don’t come on or gas prices increase. I will listen to them when they go completely “off grid”, no electricity, no car, no cell phone, nothing. Then they can preach to the rest of us how we are supposedly killing the planet.