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Did 'fracking' play role in L.A. earthquake? Councilmen want to know
Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/19/2014 | Emily Alpert Reyes

Posted on 03/19/2014 12:36:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Three Los Angeles City Council members want city, state and federal groups to look into whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil and gas “well stimulation” played any role in the earthquake that rattled the city early Monday morning.

The motion, presented Tuesday by Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin and seconded by Councilman Bernard Parks, asks for city departments to team up with the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, the U.S. Geological Survey and the South Coast Air Quality Management District to report back on the likelihood that such activities contributed to the 4.4-magnitude quake.

Earlier this year, the council voted to draft rules that would bar hydraulic fracturing, often referred to as “fracking,” acidizing and other kinds of well stimulation in Los Angeles until council members felt sure that Angelenos and the water they drink were safe from their effects. The risk of triggering earthquakes was among the dangers cited by Bonin and Koretz, who championed the move.

“All high-pressure fracking and injection creates ‘seismic events,’” the motion states. It added, “Active oil extraction activities are reportedly taking place on the Veteran’s Administration grounds in West Los Angeles, nearby the epicenter” of the Monday quake.

"It is crucial to the health and safety of the City's residents to understand the seismic impacts of oil and gas extraction activities in the City," the motion said. Environmental activists have pointed to swarms of earthquakes in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Ohio as evidence of the risk. Oil and gas companies counter that fracking and other technologies used to coax oil and gas from wells are safe, and have opposed the push to ban the methods inside L.A. city limits.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bernardparks; california; conspiracytheory; doomsdaycult; earthquake; earthquakes; edgarcayce; energy; fracking; godlessliberals; greenieweenies; hydrofrac; hysteria; junkscience; liberalagenda; limolibs; lofan; losangeles; mikebonin; mythmaking; opec; paulkoretz; praytogaia; pseudoscience
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1 posted on 03/19/2014 12:36:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Jesus cannot come soon enough.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 12:36:55 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: SeekAndFind

Better to be safe, don’t want LA to tip into the ocean.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 12:37:06 PM PDT by AU72
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To: SeekAndFind

Maroons


4 posted on 03/19/2014 12:37:59 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: SeekAndFind

We all know that prior to fracking, LA never experienced any seismic activity.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 12:38:36 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fracking? No. It was Guam tipping over.


6 posted on 03/19/2014 12:39:07 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As if it never happened before fracking


7 posted on 03/19/2014 12:39:20 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Frackers fault.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 12:40:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is there any ‘fracking’ even going on in SoCal?.........................


9 posted on 03/19/2014 12:41:10 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: cripplecreek

Fools all


10 posted on 03/19/2014 12:41:39 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: SeekAndFind
Did Fracking Play a Role in L.A. Earthquake?

No but cracking did!

11 posted on 03/19/2014 12:42:31 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: DLfromthedesert

I lived there for about two and half years and small earthquakes that rattled the furniture were quite common there and this was back in the 80,s.


12 posted on 03/19/2014 12:45:35 PM PDT by formosa
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To: SeekAndFind

Councilmen Paul Koretz, Mike Bonin and Bernard Parks are retarded.

We need a full investigation.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 12:45:40 PM PDT by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What caused the earthquakes before ‘fraking’?


14 posted on 03/19/2014 12:46:00 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard this last night watching our local news and just busted out laughing..an earthquake happens and THIS is what they actually believe..freaks of nature


15 posted on 03/19/2014 12:46:33 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind
Environmental activists have pointed to swarms of earthquakes in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Ohio as evidence of the risk.

Never mind that the culprits in those cases are wastewater disposal injection wells.

16 posted on 03/19/2014 12:47:01 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SeekAndFind
Seriously?

CA has had MANY earthquakes. It is, after all, on a dangerous default line.

Most of these, including the biggest one EVER happened before fracking was invented.

Liberalism is a huge and scary mental disorder.

We are stuck in frickin' 1984 and Orwell is somewhere laughing his butt off, while General Pierre of Katrina fame is still shaking his head and muttering "stuck on stupid."

vaudine

17 posted on 03/19/2014 12:47:28 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: SeekAndFind

no it didn’t


18 posted on 03/19/2014 12:49:00 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

It was global fracking. We have proof, but we can’t show it to you.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 12:49:03 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Hojczyk

The scare tactics these clowns use are boundless.

Here locally (Southern MI.) they were telling people that injecting water 1500 into the ground could trigger massive flash steam explosions. I did a little research and found that the average temperature of the rock at that depth here is in the 70 degree range.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 12:50:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The stupid,.... It burns!


21 posted on 03/19/2014 12:50:25 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Evil carbon strikes again.

I read in the Society of Automotive Engrs magazine today that California legislators feel that fuel costs are remaining too low to effectively limit personal driving so they will need to impose a significant carbon tax on motor fuels.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 12:51:12 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I heard this last night watching our local news and just busted out laughing..an earthquake happens and THIS is what they actually believe..freaks of nature

Sadly, and I say this with the utmost sincerity, there are an awful lot of people in the unwashed masses of southern California that will believe this crap and will make it a part of their Starbucks/Bong discussions today. After which they will recharge their Obamaphones and stop by the welfare office for a visit.

23 posted on 03/19/2014 12:53:10 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL.
It MUST be the fracking and not the active fault nearby.
There cannot be any other explanation!
/ sarc


24 posted on 03/19/2014 12:53:23 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Earthquakes just never happen in that part of the world. Fracking and a was of money form OPEC says so.
25 posted on 03/19/2014 12:54:05 PM PDT by mountainlion
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To: SeekAndFind

Just a note, none of the counsel have any experience in oil and gas.

Also I have worked with the DOG (Division of Oil/Gas) out here and they tend to know less then the counsel.

Had a well inspection by the DOG ones, the guy showed up and had no idea where the sump on the pump was.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 12:54:20 PM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: GeronL
There were never any earthquakes in Cali til now (/s).

Looks like "Fracking's fault" is the replacement for "Bush's fault"?

27 posted on 03/19/2014 12:56:22 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: SeekAndFind
As much as it had in your Diarrhea.
28 posted on 03/19/2014 12:59:32 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Don Corleone

Of course they will, unfortunately LA is filled with liberal loons..you take out LA County and NoCal and its pretty much a Conservative state. With libs, they use EVERYTHING for their agenda, a quake, WOW its from fracking, here’s an idea, a quake happened because its California and we get quakes here, its part of life


29 posted on 03/19/2014 1:01:33 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Revolting cat!; GeronL

What the Frack???


30 posted on 03/19/2014 1:02:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe that massive bird burner they have in CA for solar energy caused the quake.


31 posted on 03/19/2014 1:02:51 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why stop with fracking. They should expand their investigation to include leprechauns, unicorns, black holes, the devil’s triangle, and global warming.


32 posted on 03/19/2014 1:03:43 PM PDT by MCH
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To: Don Corleone
Sadly, and I say this with the utmost sincerity, there are an awful lot of people in the unwashed masses of southern California that will believe this crap

Even more sadly, it is likely the "well-educated" of CA will believe it even more than the unwashed, since it ties in with their ideological beliefs.

33 posted on 03/19/2014 1:07:17 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: SeekAndFind

And they want to know if Guam is going to flip over too.


34 posted on 03/19/2014 1:08:21 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind

Well if it did, then they should stop all fracking in California.

After all, the small quakes relieve pressure and they’re hoping for the really, really big one to cash in on...

/s


35 posted on 03/19/2014 1:08:41 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: The_Victor

36 posted on 03/19/2014 1:08:57 PM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: MCH
Why stop with fracking. They should expand their investigation to include leprechauns, unicorns, black holes, the devil’s triangle, and global warming.

They might want to look into the possibility of Big Foot causing them as well. Who knows? What with all the stomping around he does with those big feet, it *could* cause quite a disturbance in the Earth's crust.

They might also look into the possibility that CA might capsize due to all this potential phenomena, along the lines of prior Dem brain trust concerns about Guam.

37 posted on 03/19/2014 1:09:25 PM PDT by MCH
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To: Pajamajan
Looks like "Fracking's fault" is the replacement for "Bush's fault"?

I think it's Andrea's fault.

38 posted on 03/19/2014 1:09:58 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: All

Cranial fracking occurs when progressive ideas pierce the skull. They create seismic activity in the brain not unlike that which occurs between the continental plates. We see the results in a variety of attitudes, actions and plans promulgated by one so afflicted.
The best way to discern a fracked brain is to look for arrogance, rage and dogmatism in support of utter nonsense.
Oh, yes, and one more vivid characteristic. These victims of progressive fracking ALWAYS accuse others of their own disease.
An important element of ObamaCare under a patriotic administration will be to provide mandatory mental health services for brain damaged progressives. In fact, this will be the only positive legacy of the program and its sole reason for keeping it.


39 posted on 03/19/2014 1:12:21 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Nifster
And they want to know if Guam is going to flip over too.


40 posted on 03/19/2014 1:13:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: dirtboy; SeekAndFind
We have had earthquakes before fraking, and will again.

Twenty years ago, there was someone saying that we need to stop pumping water out of the Ogala aquifer because it was going to make LA fall into the sea.

41 posted on 03/19/2014 1:14:17 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: cripplecreek

But if it was true, then use it to make STEAM for POWER, and who needs Fraking!


42 posted on 03/19/2014 1:15:01 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: a fool in paradise

They must have been fracking harder than they ever had before in order to cause an earthquake.


43 posted on 03/19/2014 1:15:25 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

They just want to get themselves set up to create a Fracks Tax. That’s all.


44 posted on 03/19/2014 1:17:03 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes because earthquakes are modern phenomena that have only come about since the practice of tracking came into existence.


45 posted on 03/19/2014 1:17:49 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: SeekAndFind
Fracking destroyed Pangea.

46 posted on 03/19/2014 1:18:21 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Are they fracking in Beverly Hills then? Hardihar...


47 posted on 03/19/2014 1:19:20 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Red Badger

It will all be up in the Bakersfield oil fields, NOT the very pricey West side of Los Angeles. Honestly ..


48 posted on 03/19/2014 1:20:09 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: MrB

They are lucky they haven’t tipped over any islands with their destructive industry!


49 posted on 03/19/2014 1:20:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: nascarnation

Thanks for posting. We’re in California, husband is a geologist. They are nuts up in Sacramento, AND gas prices are plenty high, thank you very much. AND we’ll NEVER take the subway!!


50 posted on 03/19/2014 1:21:52 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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