In BC, companies use astronomical amounts of water for fracking to extract natural gas. They poison it with all manner of toxic chemicals in the process. They release the mess into the waterways without treatment for others to clean up. For this, they pay $0. Everyone else has to pay for water: farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, homeowners… This distorts the market. The consumers of natural gas should be paying for this water and its cleanup, not other water users. They could be using grey water or polluted water, but since it is free, they waste the best quality fresh clean water. This is like a reverse carbon tax. And what is worse, they contaminate the ground water too.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)