Friday, May 3, 2013

What the Frack?

Gavin McInnes reviews the recent documentary FrackNation (2013), which "carefully exposes the holes not only in the Gasland films but also in the entire debate" — The Frack Strikes Back. Driving home from my recent trip down South, I heard an interview with directors Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, both from Ireland, and was convinced of their truth.

Noting that "bleeding hearts don’t like statistical analysis" but "want color, and seeing Pennsylvanians light their tap water on fire is all the proof they need," Mr. McInnes says, "Hey, Debra Winger, Robert Redford, and Mario Batali—naturally occurring methane is what allows people to light their tap water on fire. That’s why the gas companies chose to drill there in the first place, you fools."

"This is a national opportunity for energy independence, for chrissakes," says a local pro-fracker quoted by Mr. McInnes, who also mentions the "the Arab interests who funded" anti-fracking documentaries. He also quotes director Mr. McAleer as saying this debate "isn’t really about fracking. It’s ultimately about anti-Americanism." I agree.

Still, this blogger sees stories like the following as a victory for localism — Appeals Court Says NY Towns Can Ban Fracking. It is also a victory for the towns next door, likely with fewer smart liberals and more dumb conservatives, who will benefit from their neighbors' hysteria.

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