March 27. A few days ago I cautioned about New York Times columnist Anthony Nocera’s unqualified enthusiasm for coal gas. He described a method where the CO2 greenhouse gas captured in the process of making coal gas would be sent far into the earth. I listed criticisms and here’s another one, possible earthquakes. Scientists are saying a big earthquake that hit Oklahoma in 2011 was caused by wastewater sent deep into the earth. The article on the Fox News site says scientists believe they have spotted 60 other “injection induced” quakes.
So before sending massive amounts of pressurized CO2 into the earth and sealing up think about what it might do to earthquake faults.