US: Fractured logic from environmentalists — or should that be ‘fracked’?
In their desperation to block Gov. Cuomo from giving the okay for fracking in New York, die-hard opponents of the natural gas drilling technology are floating laugh-out-loud-funny health and environmental threats.
Most hilariously, the enviro-activists have demanded that state officials explore an alleged link between fracking and — we kid you not — syphilis.
They argue that a drilling boom would draw an influx of male workers from other states who would engage in activities of a kind that would spread sexually transmitted diseases.
They also contend that a boom would trigger a housing crunch, adding to homelessness and the health ailments that go along with it.
And that increased truck traffic would not only lead to more road fatalities, but would also — again, no kidding — discourage people from getting the outdoor exercise they need to stay fit.
“It makes the milk go sour! And newborn calves have two heads!”
If this kind of nonsense came from a right-wing source it would appear in all the papers as proof of how selfish and out-of-touch those wicked conservatives are: coming from environmentalists, alas, it’s merely business as usual.