Fracking — the process drillers use to fracture the deep marcellus shale formation to release natural gas — is an election issue for many Pennsylvanians, although it’s debatable how much of a “hot-button” it actually is outside the immediate interests of the gas-drilling industry itself. So it’s understandable that Republicans — Trump and 8th District congressional challenger Jim Bognet being at the forefront locally — would accuse their more climate-change-conscious opponents of wanting to “ban fracking.” Of course, neither Joe Biden nor incumbent Rep. Matt Cartwright have taken that position, but it’s an election year and the GOP is willing to see what if anything flies with the voters.