New York Times Nails Inhofe's "hysteria" mongering

Fri, 2006-10-13 08:43Ross Gelbspan
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New York Times Nails Inhofe's "hysteria" mongering

Since the environmental and scientific community presents too puny a target, Sen. James Inhofe (“Global warming is the greatest hoax etc.”) is now attacking the New York Times. A recent Times editorial concluded: “Mr. Inhofe has buttressed himself with a small jury of scientists who argue that climate change is only natural. But he has really buttressed himself with the will to disbelieve. He accuses scientists and the media of hysteria. But if there is such a thing as a hysteria of doubt, then Mr. Inhofe is its master.”

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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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