Anti-Fracking Activists Rally In Washington

They’re killing it on You Tube, but these videos featuring celebrities including Marisa Tomei, Darren Criss, Lance Bass, Daryl Hannah, Amy Smart, Hayden Panettiere and Wilmer Valderrama really dumb down the conversation.

There are genuine issues related to fracking – like ground- and surface-water impacts – that warrant serious discussion, but drivel like this only serves to confuse and frighten people unfamiliar with the oil and gas development technology.

For an excellent synopsis of the great fracking divide that’s opened up in the US, read this piece by Amy Meyers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management.

And for cringe-inducing entertainment, check out these clowns calling on elected officials to ban hydraulic fracturing: