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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cause and Effect: Earthquakes and Icebergs

In the event you didn't catch this bit of news about earthquakes, tsunamis and icebergs, check this out.

As you ponder the fact that the epicenter of the earthquake was ~8,000 miles away from the Sulzberger Ice Shelf in Antarctica, I hope you'll start to better understand why I have been opposed to hydrofracturing a layer of bedrock less than 2 miles from Pennsylvania's freshwater aquifers and surface waters.

It's all connected, folks. Cause and effect. If you truly believe that fracturing a layer of bedrock at pressures much greater than those existing naturally at that same depth will not cause water and chemicals - under higher pressure - to migrate toward areas of lesser pressure, then you need to study up just a little and/or get off the natural gas industry's payroll.

Recently, Tom Shepstone of the EID-NMI claimed we "radicals" were being painted into a corner.

Nothing could be further from the truth...except whatever the natural gas industry has to say about hydrofracturing.  

1 comment:

  1. It is so frustrating how unscientific the industry's so-called science is. It is almost as if they believe their actions are a closed system which has nothing to do with anything else on the globe. Their assertions often turn a blind eye to well-established and basic principles of thermodynamics or the law of conservation of mass.

    Spill something? It's "gone". Inject something? It's "gone". Burn something? It's "gone". Release emissions? "Gone".