On Up with Chris Hayes this morning the panel discussed new fracking developments associated with natural gas. Hayes had two environmentalist types and two who defended fracking techniques. I didn't trust the environmentalists because they brought up objections that have been refuted in the past, and these environmentalists would know that. One of the defenders of natural gas production, Uni Blake, came across as authentic, and she patiently shot down the bogus claims that fracking is causing problems in water tables and that the regulations are insufficient.
We have more regulations on the books than are needed, so the opponents are simply playing the environmentalist game of opposing energy production because that's what they do. The environmentalists are like automatons who attack wealthy energy producers for being wealthy energy producers -- the environmentalists come across as cartoon characters, while serious players like Uni Blake come across as responsible adults dealing with the problems of producing energy without destroying the environment.