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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:32 AM
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Fracking tests near Blackpool 'likely cause' of tremors
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 04:51 AM by dipsydoodle
Source: BBC News

It is "highly probable" that shale gas test drilling triggered earth tremors in Lancashire, a study has found.

But the report, commissioned by energy firm Cuadrilla, also said the quakes were due to an "unusual combination of geology at the well site".

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Four anti-fracking demonstrators have climbed a rig in Hesketh Bank near Southport ahead of the report.

The protest group, called Frack Off, aims to sit on top of the rig for as long as possible.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-1555045...
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Firebrand Gary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:01 AM
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1. I wonder if this might be the reason for the recent break out of quakes?
Hmm, worth questioning?
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 05:21 AM
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2. I'd bet a sack of doughnuts that it is
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 05:35 AM by SpiralHawk
but you will have RepubliCorps spewing money into propaganda to say it's not...

Fracking is about as stupid and destructive as you can get. Dumb -- except for the 1% (R) pocketing the freakin unholy profit.
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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:04 AM
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4. Hush!
That's too credible to talk about. Some people could get mighty upset.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:34 AM
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3. Well, then definitely do more fracking until the earth swallows everyone up!
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 07:34 AM by valerief
That must be the plan, right? Otherwise, they'd stop fracking.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:28 AM
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5. Are these energy companies unstoppable?
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Defectata Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:56 PM
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6. In Arkansas
there were a series of earthquakes linked to fracking as well.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/15/arkansas-earth...
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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:27 PM
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7. Fracking company admits causing tremors, but is not going to stop
Fifty separate earth tremors have been caused in the Blackpool area by "fracking", the drilling method used to extract shale gas, The Independent has learnt.

The huge number of seismic movements was admitted yesterday by one of the authors of a report into two very noticeable earth tremors likely to have been caused by the fracking operations of Cuadrilla Resources, which says it has discovered enormous supplies of shale gas in the Blackpool area.

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The company sought to play down the impact of its activities, saying that it had probably triggered "a number of minor seismic events". But when The Independent interviewed Stefan Baisch, one of the report's authors, he admitted that the actual number was 50.


http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/e...
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