Skip to comments.Fracking causes earthquakes, studies confirm
Posted on 04/17/2012 7:45:02 PM PDT by chessplayer
Two separate studies are providing insights into the earth-shaking consequences of the controversial gas extraction process known as fracking.
Both studies confirm that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can trigger manmade earthquakes. The process involves blasting water, sand and chemicals deep into the ground to fracture rock to obtain oil and natural gas.
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If there’s stress there will eventually be quake. Better to relieve the stress before it becomes catastrophic.
The frackers ought to charge for the service.
The PhD geologist/ Caltech in this home does not buy this theory. Who did the research, etc? I bet it is the Global Warming, Ozone Hole folks who just want to stop frakking.
Oh boy, here comes the next “exchange” on which credits will be traded to enrich the global Marxists.
Next they will be blaming the increased solar activity on the private sector.
They are out of their fracking minds. They just want to end America as a major economic force.
The left are made up of traitors.
Trucks passing on the roads cause bigger “earthquakes”.
The science is settled. There is now consensus. We must now report to the nearest processing center for re-settlement and re-education in the new hunter-gatherer economy.
I would place the scientific veracity of this claim right on a par with the theory that farting causes Lunar Eclipses!
As usual the media has it backwards. The study will say its not the process of hydraulic fracturing, but disposal of frac waste water in deep disposal wells that can cause low level earthquakes.
I wouldn’t think it was completely out of the question. Yet,, every single fracking quake is exremely minor. The places that have had unusual quakes got a few seconds of trivial excitement, a story in the local paper,,and no damage or injuries. These arent exactly pacific rim quakes.
They are totally worth it too in light of all the gas and wealth being created. A wonderful tradeoff.
That is SUCH bullshit! You just can’t make it up!
What’s funny is most of the totally dumbass people out there will hear it and believe it. They “heard it on the news” after all.....
Please refer to my reply #9.
“Studies create zombies, I confirmed”
We should be drilling and pumping all the volatile chems out of our planet ASAP!
What’s also funny is how they refer to ‘fracking’ as “controversial”.
Anyone ever notice how nothing is ever “controversial” unless it pisses off a liberal?
A quote from the article that blames the earthquakes on the entire oil and gas industry:
The U.S. Geological Survey is set to release its findings Wednesday that a "remarkable" increase of quakes in the U.S. midcontinent since 2001 is "almost certainly" the result of oil and gas production.
Go suck a lily pad.
Wow. Looks like I have the dubious honor of being the last person accosted by this person:
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