Those who oppose natural gas development often cite threats to drinking water quality as a reason, but the facts tell us water quality depends on much else.
Several years ago, I participated in a fracking debate at Bloomsburg University with Tony Ingraffea and some other folks. It was a fun evening. The crowd, of course, was fractivist to the core but the debate was lively and worthwhile. Three things stand out in my memory of the event.
One was meeting bitter Marxist professor Wendy Lynne Lee and seeing her in action. She’s a hoot.
Then, there was the filthy kid with rings and jewels protruding from every part of his body who came up to me, introduced himself by saying “Just so you know, I think you’re a f…ing liar” and then wanted to politely ask a question. I declined, producing shock from him that I could be so mannerless.