Satire: The pros and cons of fracking

Courtesy of The Onion, a little Friday humor:

Pros

  • Blasts tens of thousands of gallons of chemicals deep underground, out of harm’s way
  • Prompts important conversation about whether or not people have a right to clean water
  • Chemical balance of breathable air getting a little staid
  • Fact that shale well blowout could happen at any moment emphasizes ephemeral beauty of life
  • Cancer research could use few more confounding variables
  • Those hardest hit will be the voiceless

Cons

  • Dilutes perfectly good chemicals
  • Family history providing enough birth defects as it is
  • Class action lawsuits always take forever and are super boring
  • Noise of drilling day and night could keep up the oh-so-precious rural farmers who live nearby and need all the sleep their sweet little heads can get
  • Fewer excuses to spend time with oil-rich dictatorships
  • Gas still not zero dollars
Photo credit: The Onion

Photo credit: The Onion

About davidjkatz

The Moses family has lived on the Stillwater River since 1974, when George and Lucile Moses retired and moved to the Beehive from the Twin Cities. They’re gone now, but their four daughters (pictured at left, on the Beehive) and their families continue to spend time there, and have grown to love the area. This blog started as an email chain to keep the family informed about the threat of increased fracking activity in the area, but the desire to inform and get involved led to the creation of this blog.
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One Response to Satire: The pros and cons of fracking

  1. lynnbob says:

    David, Don’t worry, as soon as big oil gets the law changed to export oil, the price will go back up. I am sure the oil barons won’t have to suffer for long. Bob

    Sent from my iPad

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