16 February 2014

Frack That

Just saying.  I am so, so sick the pro-fracking astroturfing that had flooded every form of mass media advertising in the last few months.

They're oil people.  You know they are lying because their lips are moving.  I have yet to meet a real human being not being paid gobs by oil companies have such kind words for fracking.

Also, many of the lines their ads feed are terribly misleading even when not actually strictly false, like the "we've been fracking for sixty years" line.  Maybe someone fracked once sixty years ago, but its widespread use is entirely recent and the environmental harms associated with it are very real.

I'd like to think that most of us are cynical enough to see through it, although I have my doubts.

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