At an oil and gas town hall meeting, an irate woman stands up to confront an industry spokesman about the chemicals used in the fracking process. She passionately accuses the presenter of injecting "califrajilistics" into the water. The speaker, attempting valiantly to maintain her composure, asks the woman politely if she was referring to the "super" califrajilistic variety that causes the drinking water to become expialidotious, the obvious remedy for which is a spoonful of sugar!
On another occasion, a sandal-footed youth claims that the shale boom has led to more rapes, adultery, spousal abuse, and prostitution. His theory is that rig hands earn too much money which makes them prone to criminal behavior. At a different public forum, a protestor complains she is suffering from "downwind syndrome" induced a distant well site. She confessed that due to her "affliction" she had treated herself to a $240 spa treatment. At an oil and gas protest, a fully-clad wizard bangs his staff on the ground exclaiming that all wizards are opposed to fossil fuels!
These exchanges are not fictional, and they demonstrates the lengths of absurdity the environmentalists will go to destroy the most important industry in Ohio. The instigators who busy themselves convincing other people about the dangers of "califrajilisitc" chemicals are the same self-anointed do-gooders who use government subsidies to buy Chevy Volts that switch to gasoline after only 40 miles. They are the earth worshippers who dream of a wind-powered America even though windmills use radioactive rare earth metals mined almost exclusively in China. Each year these Occupy Earthers fly thousands of miles to the Earth Summit in Copenhagen converting 40,000 gallons of jet fuel into carbon emissions - but don't worry, their anti-bathing practices conserve water.
Fracking has been around for decades but the Left is repackaging it as a "new" technology. "New," of course, is code for "dangerous." If you are sincerely interested in learning about fracing, do not educate yourself by watching Gasland, a Damon/Clooney anti-fossil fuel thriller, or a homemade video by a 6th year college student. Instead, consider studying EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's testimony in May 2011, in which she admits she knows of no case in which the fracking process had contaminated the water supply. Or review a recent EPA study that concedes that miniscule amounts of drilling chemicals detected in monitoring wells are not from the fracking process but from much older wells. The report also discloses that these chemicals are in compliance with health and safety standards. In other words, bother with the facts, not with propaganda. Become an informed citizen, and avoid people whose sole aim is to destroy Ohio's future.