This is a video taken last month in QLD in the middle of the Chinchilla coal seam gas fracking area. Its in the Northern end of the Darling downs, the food basket of SE QLD.
I dont know how many times people have said, stop it its bad and some government or company spokesperson jumps on the soapbox saying, its all good. nothing to see, move on. Or we will arrest you.
The area of concern is directly over the great artesian bore in QLD / NSW that holds more fresh water than the entire surface of this sunburned continent does.
Im sure this weeks knowledgable government spokesperson or oil worker would be only too happy to say its natural. and not frackings fault. All the tremors are not related, the water quality is better than its ever been. and a handful of companies are making an absolute killing from it. Quite literally.
Why is it important? Some people want to frack Tasmania. And they will never stop saying its good, clean, renewable and all sorts of bullshit like it will create 15 jobs in the construction phase. They will say 150 or 1500 why not go full monty and say 150000 jobs. to get it passed.
This has nothing to do the the obscene amount of water used or contaminated or energy used to extract it or the sands to hold it all up. Nore the tremors as the Crust of the earth is broken up and sat on sand, like a rollerskate. Its about protecting what is left for every generation to come, not just this one.
A common rebuttal. The industry has been around since the 1960s."50 Years" they say.. Absolutely. Thats not an argument, its a fact. Lets look at those areas and see how much they have flourished. And exactly how stable the earth there is today.
Source US Coast Guard Center for seismic studies
Todays event, was 5.1 http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ ... ral_region
not so minor anymore huh.. Human Induced Seismicity
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