The gas companies of today are no different than the tobacco companies in the 50s. No matter how many billions of dollars they spend trying to convince people it is “safe” and “clean,” toxic chemicals and radioactive residue in drinking water will never be healthy. Fracking is safe in the same way that BP said drilling in the Gulf is safe. It’s not. Solar is not a lofty goal of liberal idealists, it is a near infinite power source whose only real obstacle is greed, in the form of short-sighted death merchant lobbyists and compromised politicians. Is an entire city going to have to be poisoned before people embrace common sense energy innovation?