Subsidized Fracking Hits Colorado
This is an interesting article documenting the connections between tax subsidies, oil and gas fracking, and harms to the public health. And this article indicates that this kind of extreme oil production is NOT a free market activity, but is possible/profitable only because of subsidies. Repeat: this kind of extreme energy exploration is NOT a free market activity.
Yes, this affects soil fertility. Yes, this is a gardening issue. Yes, this is a food issue.