Regardless of arguments either for or against, it needs to be noted this is a nasty business. It is noisy, intrusive upon the land, and difficult for residents who dwell nearby. What is left after the rig has been removed are the 'ponds', which according to the industry contain non-toxic waste. Do you want to eat beef that has been drinking and wading in that muck? I don't.
Taken from my mailbox. A stop sign is 500 yards and yet they thundered by, tires and brakes squealing to a dusty halt. We ate this for over a year.