More scientific evidence is pointing to a causal link between hydraulic fracturing of gas wells and earthquakes:
There is already widespread recognition of public health problems that arise from leaks of poison gasses from the wells, as well as damage to surrounding paved roads from water trucks and depletion of the long-term taxable value of surface property due to construction limits over and around old wellheads. Gas wells would appear to be incompatible with urban living simply due to the potential for failure of the well resulting in massive explosive force and resultant loss of life and property. The long-term effects of wastewater injection deep into the earth are not known, but are allowed to continue just the same, while scarce water resources are used to make the entire process possible. In one Texas city voters stands up and say enough is enough; their quality of life is more important than the exploitative process by large corporations and the short-term gains by landowners:
The corrupt teaming of energy corporation money and the state of Texas, complete with antique 19th century property laws (written by large property owners and oil men), weak legal concern for environment and urban health, and a slick revolving door between oil/gas industry and oil/gas energy regulation, all fueled by nearly unlimited corporate money, is beginning an attack on the people of Denton:
To be continued...