Last night I went to another meeting concerning the fracking super well that will in all likelihood be built a block away from my children’s future middle school. This meeting was hosted by Synergy Resources, the company that owns the mineral rights to that area and plans on drilling there, and was significantly more entertaining than the last one. I live tweeted it, but in case you missed that, here are the important takeaway points, as I see it.

1. Synergy Resources has done everything on the level as required by law. Don’t like the law? Think it’s not fair, just, reasonable, etc.? Well, think about that next time you vote. Ask yourself what candidates want to make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill where ever the hell they feel like it. Ask yourself what candidates feel that the super rich (such as the people who own oil and gas companies) shouldn’t have to follow the same rules that the rest of us do. Ask yourself which candidates believe that companies should have more rights than living, breathing, human beings.

Don’t vote for those candidates.

2. Synergy Resources is simply producing a product we all use. The cost of producing these products is drilling wells (and all the risks associated with that). If you don’t want to pay the cost of these products, maybe you shouldn’t be using them. At the very least, maybe you should reduce your usage.

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