Fracking has gone beyond controversial. Over on the Balcombe gas blog, a hardline greenie is referring to America's fracking "nightmare".
Yes, America must be a nightmare for those opposed to fracking on some sort of moral principle.
20,000 wells fracked and the continent has yet to fold in on itself and collapse into the sea, practices improving all the time, more wells drilled from one wellhead, the surface footprint getting smaller. coal-fired plants closing down now that gas is far cheaper, less of beneficial trace gas CO2 in the atmosphere if you care about that sort of thing (the world's hardly warming at all, much of that is probably natural, and a little warming would probably be good for us), more jobs, human beings more prosperous thanks to cheaper energy from a reliable source. What a nightmare.
Back to your mud huts, peasants. You may be shivering and poor, but at least you will have the advantage of ....
Hm, what advantage?