Bush on Climate: Less Action and More Research? Not Really!

Fri, 2006-06-09 08:38Ross Gelbspan
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Bush on Climate: Less Action and More Research? Not Really!

Despite President Bush's call for more research – instead of action – on the climate crisis, his administration has just scuttled three major programs to monitor drought and rainfall patterns, cloud formation and extreme weather patterns.

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At 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, Greeley, Colorado was struck by a 3.4 magnitude earthquake. Earthquakes are highly unusual in eastern Colorado, raising speculation that it was a “frackquake” — a man-made earthquake stimulated by the disposal of contaminated drilling water in deep injection wells. This disposal technique forces wastewater generated from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) deep into underground rock formations, lubricating layers of rock that would not ordinarily be subject to movement.

Earthquakes are so rare in eastern Colorado that the U.S....

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