Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Are conspiracy theorists right? Report confirms fracking cause earthquakes.

The problem with the label "conspiracy theory" is that is used as a blanket term to describe everything from ridiculous conjecture, such as the theory that the world's leaders are actually shape-shifting reptilian aliens, to verifiable, albeit controversial facts.  This culture of blind skepticism has kept many so-called conspiracy theories away from being reported by the media unless the facts become too obvious to ignore, such as in the case of the ATF's "Fast and Furious" operation, which proved that United State's government agencies were involved in the illegal gun trade.
Now a Department of Natural Resources report has shown that the natural gas extraction method known as "fracking" causes earthquakes, just as many so-called "conspiracy theorists" had predicted.  Several news agencies, including NPR confirmed environmentalists' fears today regarding the link between a greater than ever amount of earthquakes in the American Midwest and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking".

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