The other day, I wrote a bit about the gas exploration boom in and around the area in which I grew up. Today, there's a report that one of the drills, near Canton, PA, is out of control and the fluid used in fracking is spilling out all over the ground.
So, um, is this just one of those things, over which we should all shrug our shoulders and say, "Oh, well"? Or, perhaps, is this an indication that we might need a tad bit of, well, regulation, considering what is spilling out over the ground is a secret, a secret that contains known toxins and carcinogens?
I love it when reality comes along and smacks us in the face. Except that such things are painful, both in reality and metaphorically.