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(Fuel Fix)   Researchers: Texas fracking is leading to earthquakes up to 4.8 on the Richter scale, which could cause severe damage. Californians tell Texas there are porn shoots in the Valley that register higher than 4.8 so man the fark up   (fuelfix.com ) divider line
    More: Stupid, Richter scale, earthquakes, Texas, Californians, radiation damages, brackish water, water well, Water pumping  
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1202 clicks; posted to Geek » on 28 Aug 2013 at 8:12 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-28 05:42:10 PM  
1 vote:
'Tis true.

/Valley dweller
2013-08-28 12:34:19 PM  
1 vote:
As a native Californian who has lived through several earthquakes, even one which red-tagged my home, and who's lived briefly in Texas, it's not the earthquakes I'd be worried about.  The minor faults present in Texas are not conducive to producing a large quake, and from all the data that's available, it would appear that man-made quakes rarely even approach a 5.0.

I would, however, be worried about all of the secret, not gonna tell you, chemicals these upstanding petroleum companies are pumping into the ground, which, you know, merge with the groundwater.  It's a good thing Texas has some fine regulations to protect people from.... oh, wait.
2013-08-28 11:51:32 AM  
1 vote:
It baffles me that anyone other than a petroleum company would think there are any upsides at all to fracking.
2013-08-28 10:08:21 AM  
1 vote:

Burr: sno man: Burr: sno man:
Ohio seems to think there is a connection

That is not the fracking, but the waste water injection wells.

The waste water from.... washing dishes? taking baths?

There is a difference between the processes, just letting people get all the information.


I'm all for more information, the more the better.  But those two things are not unrelated, without the former, there would be no latter.
2013-08-28 09:57:45 AM  
1 vote:

sno man: Burr: sno man:
Ohio seems to think there is a connection

That is not the fracking, but the waste water injection wells.

The waste water from.... washing dishes? taking baths?


There is a difference between the processes, just letting people get all the information.
2013-08-28 09:54:58 AM  
1 vote:
Gulper Eel:

maxheck: Just out of curiosity, is that *really* what the voices in your head are telling you other people are thinking?

Nah, just the voices in the head of anti-fracker, anti-nuke, and anti-vaxx loon RFK Jr., who must have won some kind of hardcore-green Yahtzee trophy for having that much crazy jammed into one skull.


Huh. Didn't know he said that. That's pretty funny.

Also out of curiosity, how relevant do you feel say... Moon Hoaxers are?
2013-08-28 09:38:36 AM  
1 vote:
Gulper Eel:

It would then stand to reason (by neoluddite anti-fracker if-it-saves-just-one-child's-life standards) that sea-level rise is caused not by climate change, but by all our big tall buildings squeezing the land downward like a stiletto heel on a grape.

We should only build one-story homes out of balsa wood. It's safer.


Just out of curiosity, is that *really* what the voices in your head are telling you other people are thinking?

/ poe's law, sarcasm meter etc...
2013-08-28 09:38:30 AM  
1 vote:
"I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague."
2013-08-28 09:37:20 AM  
1 vote:
I think it's the natural gas industry's goal to crack the whole damn planet in half.

/ great headline by the way
2013-08-28 08:48:12 AM  
1 vote:

GoodHomer: Subby forgot to read the article:

However, researchers concluded the quakes were not related to hydraulic fracturing, the process of pumping water, sand and chemicals at high pressure to crack open dense shale rock.


But they also said the increased earthquakes were due to the increase in oil production.  Guess how that increase is happening.
 
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