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Induced seismicity?

March 1, 2014 Letters to the Editor

In response to the recent blowout and fire at a natural gas well in Greene County, Butler’s mayor says this should be no deterrent in future gas wells or exploration.

Well, mayor, if not a deterrent, then how about a wake-up call?

Right now, in Oklahoma, they are investigating hydraulic fracturing as a likely cause in a tremendous rise in earthquakes measuring between 3 and 4 on the Richter scale.

As I have stated before, it all comes down to the almighty fracking dollar.