Ohio admits earthquakes indirect result of fracking

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    Ohio admits earthquakes indirect result of fracking

    in the news http://www.businessweek.com/ap/ap_listing_1.htm

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


    http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/after-quakes-ohio-plans-1379190.html
     
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    Yep, This injection well is about a mile from my Brothers house. I'm maybe 7 miles away from it straight line. We felt one of the dozen quakes here. And I suppose it's possible the injection well is to blame, but i still have a hard time believing that we can cause an earthquake without using a nuke.....
     
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    well there goes your property values. :lol:

    it's not only possible.
     
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    I just heard this on the radio news too.
     
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    how long before the right attacks the science? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Does anyone know what caused earthquakes before idiots started blaming them on fracking?
     
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    What science? All the real science says fracking does not cause earthquakes. The best evidence of that is that we there were earthquakes before anyone ever thought of fracking.
     
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    Do you have a link or did you just make that up?
     
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    There are exactly two reports that show any link between fracking and earthquakes, and neither of them show causation, just correlation. They both also admit that it happened in high earthquake areas, and that the quakes were minor.
     
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    When I see the word "admits" in a thread title, and then the phrase "almost certainly" in the post... can you blame me for being circumspect?
     

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