Swarms Of Earthquakes…..Yay Fracking!
The earthquakes come nearly every day now, cracking drywall, popping floor tiles and rattling kitchen cabinets. (How exciting)
On Monday, three quakes hit this historic land-rush town in 24 hours, booming and rumbling like the end of the world. (Get that heart rate up….It is good for you)
“People are so frustrated and scared. They want to know the state is doing something.” (The state is not doing anything. Don’t be stupid)
What to do about the plague of earthquakes is, however, very much an open question in Oklahoma. (Plagues are fun)
Last year, 567 quakes of at least 3.0 magnitude rocked a swath of counties from the state capital to the Kansas line, alarming a populace long accustomed to fewer than two quakes a year. (567 quakes….WOW!)
Scientists implicated the oil and gas industry — in particular, the deep wastewater disposal wells that have been linked to a dramatic increase in seismic activity across the central United States. (You can’t trust scientists. Drill baby drill….)
in a state founded on oil wealth, officials have been reluctant to crack down on an industry that accounts for a third of the economy and one in five jobs.
With seismologists warning that the spreading earthquake swarms could trigger something far bigger and potentially deadly, pressure is building to follow the lead of other oil and gas-producing states and take more aggressive action.
“The question is: Is it all about profits, (Yes it is) or do the people have any rights at all?” (This is the United States….People have no rights. Oil companies have all the rights. Now go fix your dry wall and stop your whining.)
“I understand the oil and gas industry is the economic lifeblood of the state. I get some of my paycheck from the oil and gas industry,” added Lisa Griggs, 56, a Guthrie environmental consultant. “But they don’t get to destroy my house.” (Actually they do)
State officials insist they are doing all they can to develop new regulations. (No they are not)