Fracking, Earthquakes, and Science

Fracking provides a singular current example of trying to reconcile risks and benefits. The Wall Street Journal reports – briefly – on a new paper that not surprisingly finds further evidence that fracking causes small earthquakes. Underneath the article, comments by WSJ readers range from smart and useful to idiotic and reactionary. Others prove failure to read with care.

Science and law intersections continue to grow, but the dialog remains difficult.



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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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