Did you know there may be a connection between yesterday’s earthquake and fracking?
I have an article at OpEd News that I’d like everyone to take a look at. It is not irrational, but is based on recorded facts and is worth considering in our opposition to fracking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale.
Here’s a quote:
How Fracking Causes Earthquakes
“According to geologists, it isn’t the fracking itself that is linked to earthquakes, but the re-injection of waste salt water (as much as 3 million gallons per well) deep into rock beds.
“Braxton County West Virginia (160 miles from Mineral) has experienced a rash of freak earthquakes (eight in 2010) since fracking operations started there several years ago. According to geologists fracking also caused an outbreak of thousands of minor earthquakes in Arkansas (as many as two dozen in a single day). It’s also linked to freak earthquakes in Texas, western New York, Oklahoma and Blackpool, England (which had never recorded an earthquake before)”
The author of the article is By Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall, a 63-year-old psychiatrist and author who is an American “refugee” living in New Zealand. She blogs at http://www.stuartbramhall.com.
Posted on August 24, 2011, in blogs, campaign, Climate Change, editorial, Education, history, Internet, Legal, Lies, News, Opinion, Politics, quote, Technology, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged Arkansas, Earthquake, Hydraulic fracturing, Marcellus Formation, Natural gas, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.