18 May '12, 3pm

Vermont Bans Fracking: We Can Live Without Oil & Natural Gas, But Not Cannot Without Clean Water

We've followed the effort in Vermont to ban fracking (now complete, the first state to do so) for some time, so I won't rehash it all beyond reminding people that considering the state's (very) limited natural gas resources, yes, it is all largely symbolic—and that symbolism is important. Since we've known that the ban has been coming for some time, the thing that really has caught my attention in all of it is not the ban itself but a statement by Governor Shumlin. AP reports : In the coming generation or two, "drinking water will be more valuable than oil or natural gas," Shumlin said. "Human beings survived for thousands and thousands of years without oil and natural gas," he said. "We have never known humanity or life on this planet to survive without clean water." It's a simple statement, but entirely correct, not critically simplistic and actually quite profound, cons...

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