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  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    Please tell me more about this network of fueling stations that is going to be created for FCV's.
    Apr 12 07:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    I have no doubt that industry staffers are digging into the data, as we type
    Apr 12 02:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Respectfully, I find both of those points fairly irrelevant to the conversation on the issue raised, because they imply that seismic activity ONLY occurs by actions of tectonic shifts below the zone of modern "fracking" activity.
    Apr 12 01:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    It would also be news to the Germans
    Apr 12 11:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Yah, I don't get religious on these things. As a balanced view:

    * Okay, let's say earthquakes *can* be caused by the drilling. So far, it's not like there has been widespread damage, and not a single death reported. So maybe we just need to be more careful about *where* drilling is permitted, as we learn more (e.g., not too close to population centers if the geological conditions make it susceptible).

    * On the other hand, the nice thing about renewables is that the "costs" are far more transparent than with fossil fuels, because the latter seem to have health, safety, and er military issues related to them ;-)

    Cheers.
    Apr 12 11:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    DCV, I'll address your post from a few different angles:

    * I'm not here to support a political agenda, only to explore facts

    * I don't know why there haven't increases reported in PA, it's a fair question. There has been "scattered chatter" about increases in other drilling areas, but no substantial studies to date (e.g.,TX, AR). Perhaps there has truly been no issue. Maybe the geological differences make OK and OH more susceptible than these other areas. Dunno.

    * Plate tectonics *could* be the answer. But it's not unreasonable to question why two areas not exactly famous for seismic activity 1000 miles apart, which now have substantial drilling w/ the new technologies, are experiencing it but nothing in between in (or at least, not reported)

    * Please note that I am not advocating any particular actions (e.g., "shut down all the rigs now"). I just want to know the truth. Then informed decisions can be made. I don't see "shut em all down" as a realistic, or even desired, outcome
    Apr 12 10:17 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    LOL. I have family members who are as socialist as they get. And others who listen to all 4 hours of Rush Limbaugh every day he's on. Makes family parties entertaining for a little while, I enjoy poking the bears on both sides.
    Apr 12 09:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Additionally, the recent reports of earthquakes are coming from Ohio (hardly a liberal haven) and Oklahoma (as right wing as a state can be).
    Apr 12 09:43 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Great post. EVERY single form of energy has its downsides, no free lunch. Best to be intellectually honest about them and make calm, sober choices.
    Apr 12 09:36 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    The reports are coming from the Youngstown area in eastern Ohio. Every map I google of "Marcellus Shale" covers that area. They overlap. Last line from Wikipedia entry...

    "It lies a few thousand feet under the Marcellus Shale."

    Carry on.
    Apr 12 09:35 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    So which of this are you disputing?

    "On average, there were two quakes a year in Ohio greater than magnitude 2.0 between 1950 and 2009. But between 2010 and 2014, that average rose to nine, according to a Dispatch analysis of Ohio Department of Natural Resources data"
    Apr 12 09:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Good post. The polarized political postings are tiresome.
    Apr 12 09:31 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    "On average, there were two quakes a year in Ohio greater than magnitude 2.0 between 1950 and 2009. But between 2010 and 2014, that average rose to nine, according to a Dispatch analysis of Ohio Department of Natural Resources data"

    If they are lying, this is a finding that would be easily disputed.
    Apr 12 09:30 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Obviously the modern use of the word "fracking" has come to mean "fracking + horizontal drilling". Which you well know has only really taken off in the 21st century. Let's please be intellectually honest in these discussions.
    Apr 12 09:29 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Doctors group criticizes EPA's lack of disclosure in its experiments [View news story]
    40 years -- okay. Even more proof that people in power like to abuse it, no matter what their political persuasion.
    Apr 12 09:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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