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Next EPA chief: Plutocrat Scott Pruitt will Make Earthquakes Great Again

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posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 09:43 PM
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www.lcv.org...



Big oil just got even bigger. Scott Pruitt is a close ally of the corrupt fossil fuel industry and is now is in charge of the EPA. It's like putting Bill Cosby in women's therapy.

He is from Oklahoma, which due to fracking, now is as likely to have earthquakes as California and can be felt as far as Texas. Corporate interests in high risk oil exploration continue at the expense of Americans. Now, big oil has their hands in the government..again. What exactly will he protect besides Big Oil's pockets? Nothing.

Clean air? Drinking water? Anyone remember Flint Michigan? This guy won't care.


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posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: bananasam

Does it cause earthquakes, or is this like when Al Gore claimed that Global Warming caused the Indonesian Tsunami?



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:11 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: bananasam

Does it cause earthquakes, or is this like when Al Gore claimed that Global Warming caused the Indonesian Tsunami?


Fracking can cause small earthquakes, that has been positively identified as true by many pieces of evidence which are real. Fracking on such an extensive amount of area is definitely not good.

It does cause a lot of bad effects to the water in the ground too, but the officials are not verifying that. Hang a dollar bill on a string in front of the people running an area and they will go for it.
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posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:42 PM
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Nice to know that the first reply clearly has no problem with a calculated risk for people who live in these areas nor the fact that corporations will now get insider support from the gov. Oh, but somehow global warming entered the conversation. Nobody mentioned that.

Rather than using Google and looking it up yourself, here.

earthquakes.ok.gov...

Induced seismicity can occur at significant distances from injection wells and at different depths.

Wells not requiring surface pressure to inject wastewater can still induce earthquakes.

injection wells are the key driver, and part of fracking AND general oil exploration.
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posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:55 PM
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Sources for all ? Legitimate sources..
Time to put up or shut up
No legitimate sources= just another rhetoric , tripe post
"No soup for you"


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posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 11:23 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: bananasam
Sources for all ? Legitimate sources..
Time to put up or shut up
No legitimate sources= just another rhetoric , tripe post
"No soup for you"



The link is there. To the official Oklahoma government website. English is hard.

earthquakes.ok.gov...



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 12:04 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: bananasam
Sources for all ? Legitimate sources..
Time to put up or shut up
No legitimate sources= just another rhetoric , tripe post
"No soup for you"



Here's a link from Scientific American

Here's another from the Journal Nature

Here's another source from the USGS. This particular source has a lot of information neatly displayed for your reading pleasure. Induced seismicity is a known phenomenon.



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 08:19 AM
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Maybe, just MAYBE, he might learn enough to see the truth and join the 21st century. He might as part of his job introduction be exposed to actual scientifically PROVEN reasons to continue to mitigate all the destruction and switch to clean-fuel alternatives.

The pipeline has been put on hold; they'll have to find another route.
The coal-miners won't go back into death-traps of black-lung, they'll be shifted to more high-tech stuff.

He can't, as the US EPA Chief, continue to deny Climate Change and the VERY REAL exacerbation of our atmosphere by our own wanton and destructive, neglectful and reckless rape of this planet.

Maybe.
Or not.
But the rest of the world's countries might be able to persuade him. IF HE'S AT ALL COMMITTED to the survival of all of us....

or maybe he'll do as you say, and reopen all the mines, shut OSHA down, round the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and put them all on some desert "reservation" breaking the treaty and the deal----Trump has no problem with reneging, ever!....do away with safety equipment altogether, lower the agricultural and mining labor age to 14 (since education isn't a priority, send those wild teens down into the mines! Give them TNT to blow up entire mountians! Yeah!).


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posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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Earthquake just off the California coast today. Only 6.5 magnitude though.

www.msn.com...

Didn't California leave the USA?



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 12:15 PM
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California seceded? Nope. That's all a fantasy. Fake news, if you read that they did. So, if you read that on some website that you thought was trustworthy - now you know. Dump that crap.

If you read that, the source is click-bait and needs no more of your attention, ever.


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posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 11:04 AM
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Update: drinking water

The EPA just admitted that fracking is contaminating drinking water in addition to the already known earthquake risk. Quite frankly, this is disturbing.

www.epa.gov...




EPA found scientific evidence that hydraulic fracturing activities can impact drinking water resources under some circumstances. The report identifies certain conditions under which impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities can be more frequent or severe:
Water withdrawals for hydraulic fracturing in times or areas of low water availability, particularly in areas with limited or declining groundwater resources;
Spills during the handling of hydraulic fracturing fluids and chemicals or produced water that result in large volumes or high concentrations of chemicals reaching groundwater resources;
Injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids into wells with inadequate mechanical integrity, allowing gases or liquids to move to groundwater resources;
Injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids directly into groundwater resources;
Discharge of inadequately treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater to surface water; and
Disposal or storage of hydraulic fracturing wastewater in unlined pits resulting in contamination of groundwater resources.



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: bananasam
www.lcv.org...


Big oil just got even bigger. Scott Pruitt is a close ally of the corrupt fossil fuel industry and is now is in charge of the EPA. It's like putting Bill Cosby in women's therapy.

He is from Oklahoma, which due to fracking, now is as likely to have earthquakes as California and can be felt as far as Texas. Corporate interests in high risk oil exploration continue at the expense of Americans. Now, big oil has their hands in the government..again. What exactly will he protect besides Big Oil's pockets? Nothing.

Clean air? Drinking water? Anyone remember Flint Michigan? This guy won't care.



Update 12/14: Drinking water contamination

The EPA has now admitted that fracking can cause contamination in drinking water.



EPA found scientific evidence that hydraulic fracturing activities can impact drinking water resources under some circumstances.




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