Tuesday, February 18, 2014

BOOM-er Sooner

Oklahoma has experienced more than 100 earthquakes since last Friday. None of them have caused epic damages on the scale of, say, comparatively recent earthquakes in California, but many residents have reported new cracks in their ceilings and walls and even one county jail has sustained minor structural damage.

Far be it from me to tell Oklahoma how to manage its state's geology, but it's worth noting that the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport experienced the same earthquake phenomena in October of 2012. Those earthquakes were linked to the disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations taking place on airport grounds. In response, the DFW Airport Board ordered to end to "fracking" operations at the airport. The result? No more earthquakes.

Just sayin'.

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