Libtalker: Fracking May Have Caused VA Quake
Drilling Technique Fingered As VA Quake Culprit
Thank goodness our "progressive" friends are a go-to source on "science", a subject we conservatives adamantly oppose. Otherwise, how would we discover the cause of this week's 5.9 earthquake in Virginia?
It COULDN'T be natural in origin, nope, humans apparently triggered the quake through fracking, an invasive (yet effective) drilling technique used to obtain deposits of natural gas. Lefties have been fighting to ban the practice for some time but earlier today lost a key battle in New Jersey.
Watch as syndicated libtalker Thom Hartmann wins our Just Plain Fracking Nutty Comment of the Week Award:
THOM HARTMANN (24 August 2011 - 28:34): I still wonder if fracking had something to do with the [East Coast] earthquake that we experienced yesterday. You know, fracking is pumping enormous amounts of water and noxious chemicals into the ground at high pressure, to break up the rock.
If you're breaking up the rock underground, doesn't it make sense that the ground would move? I mean, call me a conspiracy theorist if you want, but I wonder if two plus two equals four here.
Thanks, Thom, you've made our week here at the Radio Equalizer.