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Get the Frack Out

New Yorkers protest hydrofracking better than North Texans



    Get the Frack Out

    The Barnett Shale pretty much covers the western section of North Texas, including Tarrant County and its satellite counties, and natural gas drillers want to extract the very last drop of its natural gassy goodness.

    To get to the goods, though, drillers sometimes must resort to extreme measures — hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, or just fracking … so extreme they just might have caused earthquakes and unnatural disasters to our drinking water.

    New York State faces a similar situation, and a group called the Working Families Party came up with a bumper sticker to display their displeasure with the practice.

    No fracking way!” Catchy, huh? Those wacky New Yorkers.

    Maybe we need one, too.

    How about “Frack off?” “Get the frack out of here?” “Quit fracking around?” “Go frack yourself?”

    Yeah, we have potential here. Any more suggestions?

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He might have just found a new euphemism to use in print.