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  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Links please
    Apr 15, 2014. 08:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Background: I knew nothing about the political makeup of the state of Ohio or its Dept of Natural Resources before Googling a little just now.

    It would appear the Governor is a Rep. A little Googling seems to indicate that environmentalists are concerned that the ODNR is aggressively trying to START drilling in state parks.

    So... what exactly are you accusing the (apparently Republic-led) ODNR of, since you "smell an agenda"?
    Apr 13, 2014. 02:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    If they survived the water issues, they'll probably survive this concern re: earthquakes
    Apr 13, 2014. 12:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Then why was no one talking about the fracking boom until the 21st century?

    Okay, let's try this again, without getting distracted by the semantics. However impure from a petrochemical engineer's viewpoint, the general populace uses the term "fracking" to mean something like

    "the combination of modern hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling credited to George Mitchell with the first well using such methods in the Barnett Shale and became a major force and entered the national consciousness circa 2010"
    Apr 13, 2014. 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    :-) well... if there isn't a law against starting earthquakes, Congress should create one!
    Apr 13, 2014. 12:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 09:35 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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