What is the fracking debate really about? I recently received a random email from a fracktivist calling me an "idiot." Curious as to what was on this site visitor's mind, I sent a return email and "complimented" them on their "politeness."Side note: I admit, I don't really get to interact with fracktivists very often and the ones I do are amateurs. You know, the Gasland brand. The Taylor Swifts of the energy debate (sorry Ms. Swift).
I was really interested in this individual's thoughts.
After a few exchanged emails it was obvious our dialogue was not moving forward. To her, GMS is "trash" and we are all ignorant to real science. But...but, something this person wrote reminded me of what this debate is really about when you pull back the fracking veneer.
She expounded, "Our planet is in trouble because of fossil fuels and we need to stop using them...."
Ultimately, this is what's on the mind of the fracktivist and it governs how they approach the debate and their multi-layered argument.
Let's not fool ourselves into believing that we are just debating "fracking." Hydraulic fracturing is only one battle front that we must engage on as we try to make this nation independent from foreign oil.