Mike Huckabee News
Sep 25 2012
The New York Daily News reports that environmentalists who are trying to keep natural gas fracking out of New York have come up with some hilariously far-fetched arguments. The state plans to impose strict regulations to insure none of the usual apocalyptic warnings about fracking polluting ground water could occur. But environmentalists have to stop it anyway. So they’re arguing that it would lead to an terrible economic boom that would attract workers from out of state. That might lead to a housing crunch. The increased traffic might spark more highway fatalities, and discourage people from leaving their homes to get exercise. Plus an influx of young male workers could lead to the type of activity that spreads syphilis. That’s right, they think drilling and fracking spreads venereal disease.
If you think about it, any positive economic activity can lead to more people, rising housing prices and increased traffic. Maybe that’s why the modern environmental movement seems so determined to prevent any economic activity whatsoever.