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After the United Kingdom began offering tax breaks for natural gas drillers recently, The Guardian newspaper ran a story on what drilling will be like.

North Texas served as the lab rat.

The resulting report is headlined “Fracking Hell” with a subhead that reads: “Nausea, headaches and nosebleeds, invasive chemical smells, constant drilling, slumping property prices – welcome to Ponder, Texas, where fracking has overtaken the town. With the chancellor last week announcing tax breaks for drilling companies, could the UK be facing the same fate?”

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Hey, they forgot to mention earthquakes. And destroyed roads. And the adverse impact on water supplies. And the shoddy oversight of pipelines. And…well, they’ll figure it all out soon enough.