Hi friend! Hope you don’t live in any of those ten or so states.
Why Oil Companies Caused 7 Earthquakes This Weekend

There were seven earthquakes in Oklahoma over the weekend. … If this seems odd, that’s because it totally is. From 1978 to 2008, Oklahoma averaged two magnitude 3.0 earthquakes per year. Again, just through the middle of last month or so, they’re already at 207. At least half the country will probably be buried under a pile of rubble before anyone really admits it, but the cause of this epidemic is hydraulic fracturing, which everyone just calls “fracking” now, because one-word phrases make for simpler Twitter protests.

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Hi friend! Hope you don’t live in any of those ten or so states.

Why Oil Companies Caused 7 Earthquakes This Weekend

There were seven earthquakes in Oklahoma over the weekend. … If this seems odd, that’s because it totally is. From 1978 to 2008, Oklahoma averaged two magnitude 3.0 earthquakes per year. Again, just through the middle of last month or so, they’re already at 207. At least half the country will probably be buried under a pile of rubble before anyone really admits it, but the cause of this epidemic is hydraulic fracturing, which everyone just calls “fracking” now, because one-word phrases make for simpler Twitter protests.

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    Luckily I live in central/southwest Arkansas
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    What if Al Qaeda had an earthquake machine that they planted in OklahomaWould people be more upset about this
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