OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Several articles have been written here about the possible connection between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the recent earthquakes in Oklahoma.  

Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

And yet in the face of all the evidence that links increased tremors in Arkansas and Oklahoma - our incompetent media has failed to step up and make any kind of correlation between increased natural gas removal by this destructive process and the fact that regions that normally have NO earthquakes are now having up to 600 per year!

We have shown our concern for our water supply by above ground pipelines that may cross our country's vital Ogallala Aquifer.  It is one of the reasons for the huge protest in DC this weekend circling the White House to urge the President to not allow dirty tar sands oil to be piped from Canada to the Gulf Coast.  Most of us here would prefer that energy research money be spent on developing cleaner alternatives than continuing our reliance on our ever dwindling supply of crude oil.  

The same is true of natural gas deposits.  We do have some rather large pockets of this fossil fuel in several states and the method to remove it causes more than just earthquakes.  Have you all seen Gasland?  The damage done to drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and other states where fracking has injected dangerous toxins into the ground water is unbelievable and will contaminate these wells for many many years to come.  In some cases, the drilling companies refuse to list the various chemicals they actually use to break the shales to release the natural gas.  In other cases the natural gas has leaked into the wells to cause the water to actually ignite.  

A recent post by a Polish researcher (Zach Shahan) really hit hard.  Please check this out:  There are tons of maps, charts, diagrams that explain the whole procedure and the potential damage to water supplies and of course - increased earthquake activity.  Planetsave

After reading the above, I hope you make contact with as many congress critters and media outlets as possible - to encourage them to investigate and spread the truth about earthquakes caused by the fracking process.  It just isn't worth damaging our water resources or lives of our people to pump the last bits of natural gas from beneath our feet.  This is just as important as stopping the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.

Extended (Optional)

Poll

After reading the links about the connections between fracking and earthquakes:

0%0 votes
0%0 votes
14%2 votes
0%0 votes
14%2 votes
71%10 votes

| 14 votes | Vote | Results

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.