Talk:Hydraulic fracturing

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spreads weeds?

Cattle farmer Allan Leech had to destock his property at Dalby, about an hour west of Toowoomba, after a sudden infestation of the noxious African lovegrass weed.

He accused gas company QGC of introducing the weed in 2010 after a slasher worked on the property without a wash down certificate. Skinnytony1 (talk) 14:56, 24 August 2014 (UTC)


Fracking causes earthquakes, it's a fact not many people know. Instead most opponents to fracking focus on potential water pollution, which is an unlikely result of fracking that can be fixed. Earthquakes, however, can not. And while these earthquakes are small, they still cause significant damage to people's property: cracks in brick walls and concrete. This kind of wreckless destruction should be illegal, and fracking companies should be held accountable for damage caused by fracking. I'm from the Netherlands, and in the province of Groningen numerous houses are damaged and dropped in value as a result of fracking, everybody here KNOWS that fracking causes earthquakes (especially since earthquakes don't naturally happen in the Netherlands) and it pisses me off to no end that there are still people in America who deny that fracking causes earthquakes. Even people who call themselves left wing or liberal and people who find themselves rational people. Not even Bill Nye talks about this. People need to be informed. — Unsigned, by: Dapperedavid / talk / contribs

People do generally know about earthquakes and fracking (including the USGS). However, water contamination is a more serious issue as the slips cause by fracking fluid stop when it stops being pumped into the well. Fresh water contamination can be permanent as well as draining underwater aquafers that supply tens of millions of people. It might be good to do some more investigation in what foreigners know before going around shaking your finger at people. -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 22:12, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Condamine River being set on fire[edit]

Might be a good idea to include something about this in the article under 'politics', given the wide (even world-wide) media coverage it received. — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs