Here’s the latest picture doing the rounds to show earthquake damage done by fracking
Or more clearly ;
Now this looks very scary and will make people concerned that will cause quakes in their area. However twitter sleuth aka sadbutmadlad took on the roll of Sherlock Holmes and soon found that this terrible shot had nothing to do with fracking and was in fact caused by a 7.5 quake near Yellowstone in 1959 which is somewhat before modern fracking started
You can read it all about it here ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1959_Hebgen_Lake_earthquake
Oh deary me, pants on fire
It does seem to me that fractivists wear very Hot Pants and possibly the fire is fuelled by CH4.
If this was a one-off it would be forgiveable, but porkies like this are the staple fare of so much anti-fracking literature put out whether in print or in the aether.
It seems that this article http://www.theage.com.au/world/how-earthquakes-linked-to-fracking-are-fracturing-an-oklahoma-community-20150227-13p7ss.touch.html used the picture. However the article did point out that the quakes in Oklahoma were not due to fracking but wastewater injection, which is banned in the UK. Quakes due to waste water injection have occurred in the USA since the 80s and Dr Rob Wesson of the USGS wrote several papers on this in the early 90s.
Here is a picture of a typical fractivist author before his nose was fully grown.
For comments please add more examples of fracking lies.
Meanwhile, when fracking starts I will report all the damage done by Magnitude o.5 quakes and see how they compare to this.