Not to mention that, where I live, the Marcellus/Utica shale fracking industry is becoming THE employer for the whole western third of Pennsylvania. I was in the lobby of a fast food joint in Waynesburg, PA last month, and half the people in the line were in Halliburton, Shlumberger, and other oil-patch coveralls - the fast food joints even have boot cleaning stations at the entrances.
And Marcellus Shale gas is ethane-rich and perfect for making plastics - so the upper Ohio River valley starting at Pittsburgh is poised to be the next fuming, stinking, petrochemical cancer alley.
And the pay for these gas-and-petrochemical-boom and jobs is very good too - and a lot of the chemical plant jobs are union too.
If we are going to stop fracking and burning oil and gas, it will have to be at the demand, not the supply end. Legislation that mandates and or rewards energy efficiency, renewable electricity, and bans single-use plastic packaging would be a far better way to curtail fracking than the totally unrealistic and politically disastrous calls to ban it.
And for now, avoid plastic crap, recycle and fight the killing of recycling, use public transit, and if you can afford it, find an alternate to natural gas for heating your home - or at least get the best HE furnace you can find