Seriously.. anyone getting even a wee bit concerned over what our natural gas extraction may be doing to the planet in the long run? Or even short run? Like a 24-hour short run?
AP reporting this startling information Saturday night:
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded 14 earthquakes in Oklahoma since about 9:30 p.m. Friday, the largest being a magnitude 4.0.The 4.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 10:05 p.m. Friday about seven miles south of Langston. Three other quakes of magnitude 2.9, 3.0 and 3.3 were recorded Saturday afternoon in the Medford area.The other quakes ranged from magnitude 2.4 to 2.9.
The energy industry is obviously denying that their fracking and gas extractions have anything to do with the uptick of quakes—but really, what else could they possibly say? Just admit it?
But are we fracked or just fracking? Take a quick gander at the comments section on this local Oklahoma news station’s story about the shaking in Oklahoma.. Some calling the frackster-hucksrters ‘tree huggers’ while others are decrying gas companies. Everything is political these days. Even earthquakes.
As usual, as I do, follow DUTCH SINSE if you want some of the best up to the minute news and analysis on earthquakes around the planet.. And yes, he is pretty sure it has something to do with fracking, too.. Read more on there here..