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Ohio: Fracking waste led to earthquakes
AP ^ | 3/9/2012 | Julie Carr Smyth

Posted on 03/09/2012 1:04:30 PM PST by castowell

A dozen earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were almost certainly induced by injection of gas-drilling wastewater into the earth, Ohio oil and gas regulators said Friday as they announced a series of tough new regulations for drillers...

(Excerpt) Read more at nofrackingonthewirralpeninsula.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: fracking; naturalgas
..."almost certainly induced" tells me it's not definitive. So, let's pile on a ton more regulation!
1 posted on 03/09/2012 1:04:38 PM PST by castowell
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To: castowell

More made-up BS to stop energy production.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 1:05:33 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: castowell

Global warming deja vu all over again.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 1:07:26 PM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: castowell

Bunch of bureaucratic parasites looking for an excuse for their paycheck....


4 posted on 03/09/2012 1:10:31 PM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: castowell

I have four words for those regulators:

Freeze In The Dark.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 1:16:01 PM PST by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: castowell

Where there is a quake there is stress. A lot of little quakes is much better than one big one.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 1:17:06 PM PST by DManA
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To: castowell

Really?

Are we in a Superman movie? Now we can cause earthquakes?

We better raise everybody’s taxes so we can study how to stop them and figure out how earthquakes are the “fault” of humans.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 1:19:52 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: castowell
If oil wells create earthquakes what about all the water wells in this country? Should they be banned?
8 posted on 03/09/2012 1:21:16 PM PST by McGruff (Sarah Palin: I voted for Newt.)
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To: castowell

We don’t need regulations as Fracking is almost certainly safe.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 1:23:12 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: castowell

"aftershocks"

10 posted on 03/09/2012 1:27:12 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Tenacious 1

11 posted on 03/09/2012 1:28:44 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: castowell

Flapdoodle.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 1:30:06 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: castowell
A dozen earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were almost certainly induced by injection of gas-drilling wastewater into the earth, Ohio oil and gas regulators said...

Ok, then drill all along the San Andres fault. Release the pressure gradually, so there isn't a major earthquake in San Fransicko and LA.

Oh, wait...

5.56mm

13 posted on 03/09/2012 1:33:57 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: castowell

A trivial tremor for a huge supply of gas,, sounds worth it to me. I must have missed the devastation and deaths in Ohio.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 1:42:45 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: castowell

http://www.ihatethemedia.com/danny-glover-thinks-the-haitian-earthquake-was-caused-by-global-warming

Danny Glover says it’s globull warming.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 1:58:50 PM PST by tumblindice ( our new, happy lives)
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To: castowell

Yeah, and CO2 from human activity caused global warming...errrr...climate change.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 2:01:28 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: castowell

This is the response to a 4.0 earthquake NW of Youngstown.

An earthquake in Ohio is unheard of.

Which makes it even more perplexing as to why there is an ‘Ohio Seismic Network’...with a catalog of a couple hundred earthquakes:

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/geosurvey/html/eqcat01c/tabid/8295/Default.aspx

But we know this one must have been from fracking.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 2:01:53 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Tenacious 1
We better raise everybody’s taxes so we can study how to stop them and figure out how earthquakes are the “fault” of humans.

Create a problem, create an industry solving it. That's how I believe all that computer virus stuff got started...

18 posted on 03/09/2012 2:05:24 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: castowell

almost certainly ——

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA


19 posted on 03/09/2012 2:27:05 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: castowell

Is it even possible?


20 posted on 03/09/2012 2:52:38 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: KittenClaws

I’ve got two for the regulators-Frak Off! (apologies to the “Battlestar Galactica” series)...


21 posted on 03/09/2012 2:57:28 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: castowell
The article does get around to properly stating the issue.

"In fact, all the evidence indicates that properly located … injection wells will not cause earthquakes."

22 posted on 03/09/2012 3:04:35 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: McGruff
If oil wells create earthquakes what about all the water wells in this country? Should they be banned?

Japan must be doing one hell of a lot of fracking.

23 posted on 03/09/2012 3:13:03 PM PST by dearolddad
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To: castowell; glock rocks

Glock, can you post your earthquake tracking map so the good people here can have good defense to this BS?


24 posted on 03/09/2012 3:14:49 PM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: castowell
I just read a post about the Sun is causing all the earthquakes. The sun spots activities is have an effect on earth magnetic field and earths core.
25 posted on 03/09/2012 3:17:22 PM PST by man from mars
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To: castowell
I just read a post about the Sun is causing all the earthquakes. The sun spots activities is have an effect on earth magnetic field and earths core.
26 posted on 03/09/2012 3:17:32 PM PST by man from mars
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To: castowell
I just read a post about the Sun is causing all the earthquakes. The sun spots activities is have an effect on earth magnetic field and earths core.
27 posted on 03/09/2012 3:17:47 PM PST by man from mars
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To: castowell

I used to live in the mountains of Virginia, about 60 miles from the West Virginia border. The house was built in 1909. The dining room was two inches off level because of an earth quake in the 1920s. I wonder what caused that earth quake?


28 posted on 03/09/2012 3:18:18 PM PST by fini
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To: castowell
This reminds me of Voltaire's Candide where the Grand Inquisitor blamed the great Lisbon earthquake of 1715 on the Inquisition's failure to burn enough heretics.
29 posted on 03/09/2012 3:18:38 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: fini
The house was built in 1909. The dining room was two inches off level because of an earth quake in the 1920s. I wonder what caused that earth quake?

That's easy, George Bush!

George causes dandruff as well. Lotta folks don't know that one...

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30 posted on 03/09/2012 7:25:24 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: castowell

Liberals kill more than anything on Earth.


31 posted on 03/09/2012 7:27:30 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: TLI

*woof*

32 posted on 03/09/2012 7:29:38 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: lacrew
Great points. I live next store in Pittsburgh and have for the last 50+ years always heard of these tremors in NE Ohio, and some folks I know here have claimed to have felt them here in SW PA. I don't doubt them, but I never once felt anything.

Point is that an minor tremor in NE Ohio is not at all unusual. I can recall dozens being reported over the years. There are well known fault lines running underneath Lake Erie and it would not be surprising if they ran as far south as Youngstown --- only about 40 miles South.

This is the eco-commies just looking for another reason to strangle the economy by shutting down the energy supply.

Our bureaucracies at the State, Local and Federal levels have been fully stocked with leftists more than willing to use government power to "save the earth' from imaginary threats, even if it destroys the people they are supposed to serve.

To them, truth means nothing. Science means nothing. Ideology is everything! (Well.... ideology plus their fat cat government pensions.)

33 posted on 03/09/2012 7:50:40 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Liberty Valance
It will do that?

OK, this is my new favorite hangout...


34 posted on 03/09/2012 8:05:23 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI

L o L !


35 posted on 03/09/2012 8:32:41 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SouthTexas
Glock, can you post your earthquake tracking map so the good people here can have good defense to this BS?

It's free, and it's here. You can zoom in with your mouse wheel too.

36 posted on 03/09/2012 9:15:34 PM PST by glock rocks (optimist , pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: glock rocks

Thank you sir. Hopefully a few more will download it and we’ll gather more of an army against this absurdity.

Probably not, but it sounds good anyway eh?


37 posted on 03/10/2012 4:54:20 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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