Constant seismic activity at Lake FUBAR. See helicorders. . . (except LA11 which seems broken)
9:30 p.m. CST – LA14 has a cough.
We missed this Op-Ed (Jan. 9) – The Advocate – James Gill: Graves shows why lawsuit is needed
“Garret Graves, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s point man on coastal restoration, makes a compelling case. He should by now have convinced all doubters that the state ought to sue the oil and gas companies that have spent about a century ravaging our wetlands. That wasn’t Graves’ intention and it won’t happen. But put together all his public pronouncements, and that’s where logic leads. Graves and Jindal actually want the companies to go scot-free, leaving you and me to pick up a tab that is bound to run into the billions. That’s why they are in the process of scuttling a suit filed by the New Orleans-area levee board seeking damages for the havoc caused by the canals and pipelines that criss-cross Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing marshes. . . “
About Texas – With a Rise in Manmade Quakes, a Search for More Data
[snip] ” . . . The likely culprit behind the quakes isn’t fracking, but rather a byproduct of it — hundreds of billions of gallons of wastewater from oil and gas drilling. The disposal of that wastewater deep underground has been known to cause faults to slip, triggering earthquakes in parts of Texas. There were under a hundred recorded earthquakes (measuring 2.0 or higher) in Texas during the three decades before the current drilling boom began in earnest in 2007, according to records from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Since then, there’s been two hundred quakes recorded by the agency, along with hundreds more smaller ones. . . “
Maryland – weird event. (We don’t know where to put this) Boom, then rumble leaves Ocean City[MD] puzzled
Illinois - weird event. (We don’t know where to put this) No carbon monoxide found in Springfield school, School evacuated ater students fall ill