Meanwhile in Texas

KUT public radio in Austin named fracking as one of their top stories of last year (earthquakes, contaminated drinking water, ya know, nbd) and things are just going to get MORE exciting in 2013. Via Naked Capitalism, here’s Midland, Texas Mayor Wes Perry explaining why he’s allowing fracking within city limits and within 150 feet of people’s homes: “People are still not really happy when an oil well turns up in the backyard, but we are an oil town. We can’t be hypocrites.”


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