In politics, it's not what you know, it's whom you know.
That's the logic a group of political insiders are banking on in a push to ban fracking in California, a state that appears on the precipice of a fracking boom.
(At SU, we saw this just recently with an anti-fracking speech this past week.)
Opponents of fracking have gone to great lengths to unrealistically portray fracking as an unprecedented environmental disaster while failing to acknowledge any of the economic benefits. For these opponents, fracking is all bad.
There are many people whose lives have been altered in one form or another by the incursion of drilling into new areas. When those lives have been altered in negative ways–even if only by more noise and traffic—some will naturally be opposed if they can’t see any personal financial benefit.