GOP Gave in to Scientific Consensus Regarding Earthquakes

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    Apr 22, 2015 2:50 AM GMT
    NYT: As recently as last fall, Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, indicated that suggestions of a relationship between oil and gas activity and seismicity were speculation, and that more study was needed.

    Abandoning years of official skepticism, Oklahoma’s government on Tuesday embraced a scientific consensus that earthquakes rocking the state are largely caused by the underground disposal of billions of barrels of wastewater from oil and gas wells.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/us/oklahoma-acknowledges-wastewater-from-oil-and-gas-wells-as-major-cause-of-quakes.html
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    Apr 22, 2015 4:31 AM GMT
    I've been in the penthouse (30th floor) when several of those above 3.0 quakes have hit Tulsa. My boyfriend was in the bathtub during one of those and half--HALF--of the water sloshed out of the tub during the 30 second tremor.

    Our building are NOT "retro" fitted and built for ANY shaking--let alone 5.0plus tremors which have now three times hit Tulsa. It's kind of scary actually. My parents and family have cracks in their bricks and interior walls because of the settling it's caused. It's not okay, and guess what.....NOBODY has earthquake coverage in Oklahoma. All of our insurance policies do not cover it (unless you were an absolute freak and included that rider in your policy...but who would have years ago before the quakes started...circa 2010?).

    It's BS, and the energy industry needs to set up a trust to compensate persons who incur damage, especially those rare exceptions where people lose their ENTIRE HOME. It's happened many times. Total losses, uncompensable by insurance. Seems the energy companies won't let the litigation gain a foothold as the settlements come very quickly.

    This is ripe for a class action. And is CLEARLY caused by "fracking." If I hadn't of felt an earthquack in Tulsa myself, I would have laughed at this suggestion. But were not seismically more active than California and Alaska. So now tornadoes AND earthquakes. Seems every couple trips to Tulsa I feel the building swaying. It's NOT okay.
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    Apr 22, 2015 6:22 AM GMT
    Svnw688 saidI've been in the penthouse (30th floor) when several of those above 3.0 quakes have hit Tulsa. My boyfriend was in the bathtub during one of those and half--HALF--of the water sloshed out of the tub during the 30 second tremor.

    Our building are NOT "retro" fitted and built for ANY shaking--let alone 5.0plus tremors which have now three times hit Tulsa. It's kind of scary actually. My parents and family have cracks in their bricks and interior walls because of the settling it's caused. It's not okay, and guess what.....NOBODY has earthquake coverage in Oklahoma. All of our insurance policies do not cover it (unless you were an absolute freak and included that rider in your policy...but who would have years ago before the quakes started...circa 2010?).

    It's BS, and the energy industry needs to set up a trust to compensate persons who incur damage, especially those rare exceptions where people lose their ENTIRE HOME. It's happened many times. Total losses, uncompensable by insurance. Seems the energy companies won't let the litigation gain a foothold as the settlements come very quickly.

    This is ripe for a class action. And is CLEARLY caused by "fracking." If I hadn't of felt an earthquack in Tulsa myself, I would have laughed at this suggestion. But were not seismically more active than California and Alaska. So now tornadoes AND earthquakes. Seems every couple trips to Tulsa I feel the building swaying. It's NOT okay.


    You have a crack in more than just your brick.
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    Apr 22, 2015 6:36 AM GMT
    ^^^^Your obsession with me is showing.
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    Apr 22, 2015 7:09 AM GMT
    Svnw688 said^^^^Your obsession with me is showing.


    Hate to remind you that it was YOU who started the name calling tonight.
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    Apr 22, 2015 7:32 AM GMT
    You're citing my clear sarcasm, in a months old exchange with YOU nonetheless, as evidence for what I believe? You're remedial.
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    Apr 22, 2015 7:34 AM GMT
    Svnw688 saidYou're citing my clear sarcasm, in a months old exchange with YOU nonetheless, as evidence for what I believe? You're remedial.


    Is that your insult duJour?

    And no, you started it tonight

    "Partisan hack"
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    Apr 22, 2015 7:56 AM GMT
    Umm, it's not "name calling" if it's true. It might be rude, or classless, or unbecoming of a gentleman, but not name calling.

    Partisan hack is not a pejorative term, but a descriptive label that is applicable in the context and under the circumstances in which I applied it to you in that thread.
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    Apr 22, 2015 7:57 AM GMT
    Svnw688 saidUmm, it's not "name calling" if it's true. It might be rude, or classless, or unbecoming of a gentleman, but not name calling.

    Partisan hack is not a pejorative term, but a descriptive label that is applicable in the context and under the circumstances in which I applied it to you in that thread.


    "name calling" if it's true"

    Your opinion, punk .... not fact.
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    Apr 22, 2015 4:20 PM GMT
    Denver had an earthquake issue in the 60's. Started to shake up down town denver. The nuclear bomb factory stopped pumping wast water and the issue went away.
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    Apr 22, 2015 6:53 PM GMT
    pellaz saidDenver had an earthquake issue in the 60's. Started to shake up down town denver. The nuclear bomb factory stopped pumping wast water and the issue went away.


    Sunoco, et al., will not stop fracking anytime soon. "Drill baby, drill" is their motto.