Nutty Pelosi Spawn Links Pacific Earthquake Off California to Fracking

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 at 9:24 am

We guess the devastating 1906 earthquake that wrecked San Francisco was also caused by fracking. And perhaps the 1989 quake we all remember a lot better. So last night there was a temblor out off the California coast. And this is so insipid it can only come from a daughter of Nancy Pelosi:

Because a quake 50 miles out in the Pacific can only be blamed on fracking. She didn’t take kindly being called out on her idiocy:

This sums it up:

Then she lashes out, of course:

Look, haters, she didn’t say what she said, but then says it again:

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3 Responses to “Nutty Pelosi Spawn Links Pacific Earthquake Off California to Fracking”

  1. Tom Maguire on 10/10/14 at 5:21 pm

    As to the general proposition that fracking can cause earthquakes, she cited this recently published study from the US Geological Survey:

    ” One of Oklahoma’s biggest man-made earthquakes, caused by fracking-linked wastewater injection, triggered an earthquake cascade that led to the damaging magnitude-5.7 Prague quake that struck on Nov. 6, 2011, a new study confirms.

    The findings suggest that even small man-made earthquakes, such as those of just a magnitude 1 or magnitude 2, can trigger damaging quakes, said study co-author Elizabeth Cochran, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

    “Even if wastewater injection only directly affects a low-hazard fault, those smaller events could trigger an event on a larger fault nearby,” she told Live Science. ”

    As to whether her initial tweet was intended to express a general concern or to make the claim that the specific earthquake off the Cali coast was caused by fracking, well, she says it was meant as a general concern and the wording strikes me as short and ambiguous (Twitter – has that ever happened before?).

    Then again, a native Californian needs a reminder that earthquakes happen in California? Maybe we really should be talking about the impact of legalized marijuana on short term memory.