Thus far the debate around unconventional gas/fracking has focussed on pollution, flammable water, earthquakes, noise, toxic fumes, climate change, etc. As a result people mainly focus on the “what?”, or at a local level the “where?”, of the issue. My research leads me toward one single question… “why?”.
Smart article on the real reasons behind the fracking myths. "It is economic growth and consumption within a finite environment which are the problem." Extreme energy will do nothing to stave off the inevitable transition towards a post-growth society.
See on www.resilience.org