Add earthquakes to the cost of natural gas drilling

That’s the gist of this New York Times “science section” piece from today’s edition. Makes sense – a lot of sense. In my three years as a resident of Oklahoma in the mid 80s, I never heard of an earthquake there. And Ohio? Is Ohio earthquake country? It is now, apparently because of the drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus shale formation, which also unlderlies much of Pennsylvania and parts of New York State, West Virginia and Maryland.


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