The PJ Tatler

Is This the Dumbest Reason Ever To Ban Fracking?

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Canada’s little Maritime province of New Brunswick has chronically high unemployment — and huge reserves of shale.

Sounds like the perfect place to start fracking, right?

Well, no.

As Ezra Levant — who literally wrote “the case for fracking” — explains, the province’s anti-fracking moratorium starts today.

The government’s excuses for adopting this ban are pretty pathetic, but the silliest comes down to “social license.”

Levant explains what that is, so listen carefully in case your state legislature tries to pass that one off on voters.