You really have to wonder why we pay taxes when our governments are allowing a practice as property value destroying as “fracking” to be conducted anywhere anyhow by anybody.
My head almost exploded recently when a Kevin O’Leary stand-in on CBC’s Lang/O’Leary Exchange claimed, “oh well, you can sue”.
Ah yes, suing the gas company.
I think he must have seen one too many Ma & Pa Kettle episodes.
The thing is, fracking is destroying the very concept of property ownership. I mean, why would anyone risk buying land with the intention of farming it if Big Gas can just come along and poison the well water?
There’s nothing anyone has been able to do about it, either, not by way of redress, if that’s even possible.
Be honest, how many times have you seen reports of country landowners being able to light their tap water on fire and thought, “Thank Carp Almighty I live in the city”.
It’s all our property. We need to stand up for each other. Because if one citizen can have her water poisoned by investors who don’t give rat’s ass about anything except making money, we can all have our water poisoned.
And our governments are failing us, they are completely and utterly failing us.