Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Louisiana and other states, totaling 32, have hydraulic fracking. Only 18 states have no fracking, but many are states like Florida, Rhode Island, and Hawaii, which probably have no gas deposits.
So, here we sit in good old New York state, under the bold economic leadership of Homer Simpson and Walter Mitty, watching our children head to greener pastures, paying taxes through the nose, and trembling in fear like a herd of sheep.
Note: On Tuesday, Sept. 17 at River Valley New Holland, 3910 State Highway 7, Otego, N.Y., at 6 pm, we will be showing the documentary “Fracknation.” It will open your eyes to the chicanery in the anti-gas movement. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served. Questions: 607-432-8180 or 607-435-3358.
CHUCK PINKEY is a retired area businessman. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board, but the author thinks they ought to.