The Roanoke Times gives space to a representative of the “everybody must get fracked” crowd. His article is called Fracking Is Earth-Friendly.
His reasoning goes something like this:
Because we build roads, which affect the environment, causing earthquakes and introducing methane into drinking water are good things.
Of course, the argument is all dressed up in its Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes, but that’s pretty much what it amounts to.