On the fracking, I'd start testing your drinking water regularly if you use a well.
On the wind turbines, I completely agree. I see the same hypocrisy in VT with turbines & solar:
"Close down Vermont Yankee (the nuclear plant), its bad for the environment!"
"Okay, we'll close it down but we need to put in a bunch of wind turbines on the ridges to make up some of the shortfall."
"You cant do that! Those are loud and they kill birds and wreck my view!"
"Okay, we'll use solar panels then"
"No, those are too bright and could cause accidents due to the sun reflection!"
"Our only other option is to buy power for Canada"
Yeah um, Quebec Hydro will sell us power...at top dollar (or looney)...and we'll be the first they cut off if they need to have brownouts. The same greens have no issue whatsoever with buying power produced in coal plants in NY...because its out of sight, out of mind. I mean, at least be consistent in your beliefs if you are going to have them.
Me, I see no issue with turbines or solar panels or whatever...just build something.