You want a simple solution? Here’s a simple solution for any fracking concerns. (Extrapolate to other fossil fuels and other large corporate issues as needed.) Before we start implementing the solution, see “Backyard.” While this compact documentary (27 minutes) does not outline the solution, it does remind us, potently, how backyards nationwide are sorely affected or soon to be affected.
The solution: Round up the Boards of Directors -- and their immediate families -- of the ten corporations that sell the most fracked gas. Add to this “do unto others” program any politician whose election can be associated with more than $100,000 in campaign contributions from said Board Members or their corporations.
Demand that these people live (300 or more days per year) downwind and within five miles of at least five fracking wells. Their homes must be built above horizontal fracturing pipelines. Their spouses, kids, and pets can only bathe, drink, grow and consume food with water from wells and streams next to burning gas flares and fracking waste pits. The road outside their door must be the same road that dozens of industry trucks travel every hour.
See the film “Backyard.” It doesn’t go so far as suggesting this simple solution, but it crystalizes very well the who, what, and where of “not in my backyard.”