No Fracking Way

We’re cracking down on fracking. When our bill converts to law, Vermont will be the first state to can hydraulic fracturing entirely. Let the other states proceed with that earth-quaking  idiocy; we’re out. And kudos to Gov. Shumlin for tryna not tax the Cloud to promote biz in VT. He was shot down.  This time.

Vermont’s been first in major issues, including the first state to outlaw slavery and the first (of only four) to ban billboards—and let’s not forget the first ski tow.  The first American private military college, Norwich University, was also the first to admit women and “minorities.” As for lasts, until 1996, ours was the only state without a Wal-Mart, and Montpelier (the smallest U.S. capital, btw) remains the only capital without a McDonald’s.

As my Dad used to say when we drove across the border in the Oldsmobile…

“Yea, ‘mont!”

About uppervalleygirl

Columnist, bloggist, short storyist, essayist, novel-in-progressist.

Posted on May 12, 2012, in ecology, humor, politics, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Fracking or (fracing as it was originally shortened) is good and has been used since just after the second world war. Correlation to earthquakes is just that, correlation not causation and I have not come across studies that show a correlation, just anecdotes which really don’t count other than to make a good story – Mike (hi uvg!)

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