The first shipment of American fracked gas was set to arrive in a Scottish port on Tuesday, to the dismay of environmental campaigners on both sides of the Atlantic.
Not only on both sides of the Atlantic. There are many who care about the environment on both sides of the Pacific and Indian Oceans too.
"Americans are being sacrificed by having this production near their homes, schools and farms," read a statement from Citizens for Clean Water a group based in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
But isn't that exactly what we Americans have been doing for years in Nigeria, Ecuador and so many other less fortunate nations around the world for decades?