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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:03 PM
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Yeah, fracking causes earthquakes, but $o what? Socio-economic impact wins...
Fracking & Quakes: Not a Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

Theres not a whole lotta shakin goin on due to shale gas fracking official. Except, that is, in the global energy markets. But the whatever-it-is-Im-against-it Marxist (Groucho, that is) eco-activists, together with the constant alarmists in the media, persist in attempting to send tremors through public opinion over shale gas extraction.

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In the UK, at least, hard facts over fracking continue to undermine the trumped up charges levelled by the anti-frackers at every turn of the drill bit. And it is worth reviewing the arguments affecting the issue in the UK to see precisely why minor seismic events are failing to register as significant with the British Government when it comes to hydraulic fracturing.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) report, published in late October, on the two minor tremors near Blackpool on Englands north-west coast earlie

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Micro-quakes and acts of urban terrorism may make the headlines, but the real substance of the global shale gas phenomenon is its potentially enormous socio-economic impact. To borrow scale from Richter: while environmental concerns are at a magnitude of 1 to 2, the socio-economic benefits threaten a seismic 8 to 10.

http://fuelfix.com/blog/2011/11/10/fracking-quakes-not-a-whole-lotta-shakin%E2%80%99-goin%E2%80%99-on/
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:05 PM
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1. It's a small price to pay
for oil company profits.
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grntuscarora Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:44 PM
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2. The author, Peter C. Glover
is, evidently, the genius behind the blog site "Global Warming Hysteria". http://www.globalwarminghysteria.com/

I will file his article where it belongs.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:47 PM
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3. There was a documentary on fracking in the USA last wek on German TV
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 01:48 PM by DFW
It showed a guy in Pennsylvania near a polluted site. He turned on the water tap in his kitchen,
help up a cigarette lighter to it and flicked it. A WHOOOSH of flame came out of the tap along
with the water.

In the words of Stan Lee: 'nuff said.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:57 PM
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4. deleted
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 02:01 PM by redqueen
(thought I'd found the video you mentioned)
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:20 PM
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5. Would that have been "Gasland"?
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 04:28 AM
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6. The Germans might have used excerpts in their report
I couldn't tell you, as I didn't catch any attributions.
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