I have found that most people in our area support the practice because of the short-term economic impact and "energy independence". I see wind and solar power as vastly superior forms of power generation that could accomplish the same goals without destroying our future.
I have also found that the majority of the people in our area have very little idea of what the practice involves and what chemicals and risks are involved.
If you are in the Lubbock area and would like to know more about fracking, there will be an explanation and discussion this weekend at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. Here is the link. (I hope to see you there.)
May our knowledge and decisions be based on truth rather than propaganda.