Gas prices are plummeting across America thanks in part to the country doubling its daily oil exports, which is made possible by chemical fracturing technology that scientists have said wreaks havoc on the environment. Here are some pros and cons of fracking:

Pros
  • Blasts tens of thousands of gallons of chemicals deep underground, out of harm’s way
  • Prompts important conversation about whether or not people have a right to clean water
  • Chemical balance of breathable air getting a little staid
  • Fact that shale well blowout could happen at any moment emphasizes ephemeral beauty of life
  • Cancer research could use few more confounding variables
  • Those hardest hit will be the voiceless
Cons
  • Dilutes perfectly good chemicals
  • Family history providing enough birth defects as it is
  • Class action lawsuits always take forever and are super boring
  • Noise of drilling day and night could keep up the oh-so-precious rural farmers who live nearby and need all the sleep their sweet little heads can get
  • Fewer excuses to spend time with oil-rich dictatorships
  • Gas still not zero dollars
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The cigarette dangling from the worker's mouth is a nice touch. In a surreal twist that can only happen in America, down the road, the guy's employer will be able to blame this worker's cancer on the tobacco industry!! (They both used the same ad agency to whitewash their respective poisons.)

Surreal...three cheers for take-no-prisoners, unregulated, market-driven sociopathy.