Never mind all the scientists including U.S. government scientists who have confirmed that fracking and particularly disposal of fracking wastewater causes earthquakes. In Texas we won’t be having none of that nonsense.
From Shaken and Stirred:
The Texas Railroad Commission also denies any links between disposal wells and earthquakes in Johnson County. “Commission staff have no science or data at this time linking these minor seismic events to oilfield activities. With more than 30,000 injection and disposal wells, Texas has a long history of safe injection, and Railroad Commission staff has not identified a significant correlation between seismic activity and injection practices,” Railroad Commission spokeswoman Ramona Nye wrote in an e-mail.
And the senior scientists investigating the increase in Texas earthquakes, Cliff Frohlich, director of the Institute of Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin, while he agrees that disposal wells are linked to the quakes, he thinks they’re down right fun.
“My sense is, little earthquakes are not a bad thing. From my point of view, they’re kind of fun,” he said.
I’m guessing the people like, Keary and Kristina Rosalez, with damage from these quakes are not entertained.
Please excuse ignorant grammar usage but I had the ideal that it was fittin’. =) God bless Texas! Let’s all get a six pack, sit on the porch and pray for a little fun in the gas patch.