Fracking is an earth-shattering experience

After averaging 2 significant earthquakes per year for 30 years, Oklahoma's magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes shot up to 145 in less than half of this year. The jump in earthquakes coincides with (SURPRISE!) Oklahoma's beginning fracking operations.

Today Oklahoma experienced a 4.2 magnitude earthquake. That's significant. It would seem that perhaps fracking can produce big earthquakes, too, not just lots of small ones.

Although the powers that be in Oklahoma, and elsewhere, still won't admit that all the earthquakes are caused by fracking. Just a coincidence, you know.

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An NC story in the making?

North Carolina faces the same risk, but I can't help thinking McDecker has an economic development plan hidden in here.

Frack > Earthquakes > Destruction > Jobs for Republican contractors

Any questions?

Also

Frack > Earthquakes > Hotel beds vibrate without inserting a quarter!

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

This kind of excrement

is to be expected from the Locked-in-the-John foundation.

But the N&O is complicit in printing this tripe without any opposing viewpoints.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014