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Scientific Report Says no Earthquake Risk from Fracking

Scoop -- The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association said today that the release of a report by Taranaki Regional Council should put the public at ease over the risks of seismic activity associated with hydraulic fracturing.
Association CEO David Robinson said the quality, fact based report prepared by scientists at GNS Science, the Crown Research Institute responsible for earthquake monitoring, shows there is no evidence hydraulic fracturing activities in Taranaki have had any observable effect on natural earthquake activity.
“There has been considerable public anxiety, based on reports from overseas, that hydraulic fracturing could trigger seismic activity or cause earthquakes.” said Mr Robinson.
“GNS said it is scientifically inconceivable that a damaging earthquake could be caused by h


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Submitted Feb 21, 2012 By: drpepperTX
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:59:41 PM

Oh teafertwo, for one who accuses of 'trolldom', what exactly would you call your going back two weeks to my posts???

ROFLMAO, the old saying "the pot calling the kettle black" comes to mind! :=}

So a link within an article I posted no longer works two weeks after posted, wow got me there didn't you??? ;=)

Here's another link, took 1.6 seconds to find with a search engine:

GNS REPORT, enjoy tea!

:=)
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 8:52:47 PM

BIG OIL & GAS love us

More bogus industry smoke and mirrors sleight of hand .....

Why is it whenever we try to take a closer look at the "facts" presented by this member?

Same bag of tricks over and over. The "report" this article is supposedly "based" on?

Try to open the link yourself .... FROM THE ARTICLE:
The report can be found at: http://www.pepanz.org.nz/newsDocument/TRC%20Report%20Fracking%20and%20Seismicity.pdf

Somehow, we always end up with something like this from the official "report"?
"The page cannot be found .."

The page cannot be found .....

Makes it look like when the Industry was setting up this bogus story they forgot to link it to the bogus report that supports their bogus "conclusions" ....

Yep. This is what we have come to expect from this member.

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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 7:47:45 PM

martinman, maybe their credibility is in doubt because of this:

Three Cornell Profs Argue Over CONFLICTING Reports
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 8:21:18 AM

martinman: b/c some people want to believe something and do everything to denounce anything that's not fitting that picture?
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Martinman
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 1:52:19 AM

CREDIBILITY:

Taranaki Regional Council

GNS Science

From wiki:

"GNS Science was known as the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences from 1992 to 2005. Originally part of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), it was established as an independent organisation when the Crown Research Institutes were created in 1992.[1] As part of that process, GNS Science was semi-COMMERCIALISED, and now operates as a government-owned company rather than as a government department. This change led to greater autonomy, accompanied BY GREATER EMPHASIS ON FINANCIAL VIABILITY. This is essential in the corporate environment, especially for the purchase and maintenance of research equipment and infrastructure, because the New Zealand public science funding system doesn't normally provide grants for these purposes.

As well as undertaking basic research, and operating the national geological hazards monitoring network,[2] GNS Science is employed, both in New Zealand and overseas, by various private groups (NOTABLY ENERGY COMPANIES), as well as central and local government agencies, to provide scientific advice and information."

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Again, CREDIBILITY.

Why is it that 'one' university study is credible (e.g. this report by GNS) while another is not credible (e.g. a report by Cornell University)?

Why is that?

[Edited by: Martinman at 2/26/2012 1:54:38 AM EST]
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:16:35 AM

drpepper: I have seen peer reviewed scientific studies that later proved to be totally bogus. Remember "cold" fusion?
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:18:04 AM

“This report brings scientific objectivity to this topic which has often been based on poor information and an understandable lack of knowledge about earth processes."

This assessment was independently peer reviewed by the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences.

"This report comes on the back of the Council’s previous review of hydraulic fracturing data where the findings of the assessment show that, if managed and regulated according to good practice, there is no credible risk to shallow groundwater aquifers in the region."

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 3:11:10 AM

Fracking may not cause earthquakes (from this report and paid for by PEPA!) but it just might mess with the surface and ground water quality. Oil and natural gas fracking can use strange chemicals and pollutants. Injecting fracking waste water into the earth can induce earthquakes as well (that Ohio fracking and earthquake report a while back?). After the fracking is over, the fracking companies move on and are nowhere to be found. Then what? This article is slanted towards the oil and natural gas companies.
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12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:01:26 AM

Junk science? Same kinda story went around about sinkholes.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:09:38 AM


I will believe it when the study is done by an independent organization or the USGS. This reeks of a corporate sponsored "study."
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:03:22 AM

Very good news, now we need to send all the greenies on a one way trip into the sun.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:58:34 PM

This is good news.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:56:15 PM

great.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:55:45 PM

cool .. go fracking wild
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:55:22 PM

shocking
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:54:57 PM

“GNS said it is scientifically inconceivable that a damaging earthquake could be caused by hydraulic fracturing in Taranaki”.

isn't that a strange statement? scientifically inconceivable... meaning, in theory?

should they not say scientifically PROVEN to not cause earthquakes by hydraulic fracking...?
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:52:17 PM

Anyone that thinks that fracking can or does cause earthquakes probably thinks the sky is falling too. Study and read please.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:50:44 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:44:43 PM

Ya, Right!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:43:35 PM

No fracking.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:40:01 PM

What a shocker ... NOT!

Ummmm, julesTN, we've had PLENTY of earthquakes here in Ohio. We just don't whine and cry for someone to pity us every time it happens.

[Edited by: TKDBlackBelt at 2/21/2012 11:42:04 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:39:12 PM

Okay, then - JUST WHAT WERE the seismic events in OH and OK recently - places that have never heretofore HAD earthquakes????
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:39:08 PM

To the greenies this is like Green Peace's campaign against the killing of baby seals.

Facts never get in the way of an agenda and are malleable matter forged to fit their propaganda.

Let the greenies walk. Let them freeze. Let them go broke. Let them go first.

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:37:59 PM

Great news! I do think it's the truth that fracking isn't causing earthquakes. What a shame it is that scientists aren't to be believed anymore; people only trust the ones saying what they want to hear. What ever happened to honor and objectivity?? God bless those who retain it!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:36:29 PM

GIVE ME A BRAKE. ARE WE GOING TO BEAT THIS TO DEATH. FRACKING IS NOT DANGEROUS. THIS IS A PROVEN FACT. PLAN AND SIMPLE!!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:33:02 PM

Sounds good to me, keep fracking!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:32:14 PM

Is there enough long term information to make a sure judgement??
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:31:30 PM

Who the f is the Taranaki Regional Council? Fracking will be done no matter if it causes earthquakes or not.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:28:54 PM

Fascinating posts!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:27:01 PM

wait a few days and the results will be different..
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:23:41 PM

Frack on !!!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:22:40 PM

Frack away.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:22:34 PM

How about that!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:22:16 PM

Press release from the fracking interests???
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:19:06 PM

Your right Senrac!!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:18:27 PM

scientists be dammed they couldnt get their facts right about global warming
screw em
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:16:39 PM

ok.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:16:00 PM

Who trusts the scientists?
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:14:51 PM

I'm not surprised. . . we don't have earthquakes from building roads either - and that often requires dynamite.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:11:36 PM

Good news!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:08:33 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:05:55 PM

Not as per now..,
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:04:30 PM

OK,I hope not
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:03:10 PM

THAT IS THE GREAT DEBATE!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:02:45 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 10:57:13 PM

they have noooo bias to cater to oil comanies
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 10:56:11 PM

whatever
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 10:55:03 PM

Gotta love an "unbiased" report from the petroleum exploration and production association. I believe every word they say ;)
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 10:51:50 PM

Yeah, some lie to promote their agenda.. But was it the scientist from this study, or the people who started this rumor??
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 10:51:39 PM

I'd perfer some from outside the industry.
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