From the New York Daily News:
Latest anti-drilling claims are so much laughing gas
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.
How do these twinkies claim to have the high ground when they keep floating drivel like this. This is not science, this is grasping at straws Malthusianism.
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.
So there are not enough available workers in NY State already — the industry would have to import diseased workers. They don't want an economic boom in their state? They want to keep housing builders, plumbers, electricians, etc. poor and unemployed? Truck traffic? One word - pipeline.
Useful idiots — all of them.Posted by DaveH at September 23, 2012 02:17 PM