Marcellus Realty political cartoon by Shawn Raymond Farce Magazine
I don't think the whole "water on fire", "flaming shower", and "blowtorch in the sink" imagery is wise to use in the fracking debate.
The town with the natural gas in the water did not get that way because of fracking, that was conventional natural gas drilling in the old style. There have not been cases of flaming water related to fracking. The risks of fracking are more subtle and more dangerous and more costly than one town with flaming faucetts.
So, if we use the flaming wtaer argument, we will easily be prven to be hysterical and mistaken - and if we are mistaken about flaming water, we a