We have to find better solutions than tearing apart the land we depend on. This thoughtful article by Sean Lennon, son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono is his account of gas exploration up close and personal. When your personal property is being destroyed, it gives you a different perspective. Something to consider.
How to replace what is destroyed in the process. You cannot replace it. So, should it be done or the idea scrapped? I feel scrap the idea until much further study is completed over a long period of time. Designers will impact areas of renewable energy and use of materials. Influencing the path of design could bring about great changes that work for our population and also the planet.