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Should fracking be banned?
Fracking makes economic sense.
Fracking saves the United States
on gasoline annually.
millions in tax revenue which funds important services such as education.
Fracking provides more money to households.
Fracking leads to more jobs.
Domestic energy production also mitigates the potentially negative effects of fluctuations in oil prices.
Fracking is a worse economic decision than using renewable sources of energy.
Fracking delays the global economy's transition to renewable energy. This delay is likely to make the inevitable switch more costly and
Fracking creates economic booms in rural areas which are unsustainable.
So does the arms trade - that doesn't necessarily mean that the damages incurred from these actions justify the economic boost.
Actually the economics are marginal, especially when full safety regulations, compensation to neighbours and communities, and post extraction clean-up costs are included.