New Yorkers have until January 11 to tell the Department of Environmental Conservation how they feel about hydrofracking, and the results of the practice in Ohio should light up their switchboards. Usually Ohio's most dangerous faults are Drew Carey-related, but it has experienced eleven earthquakes since March. Although all of them were minor, the most recent on Saturday was a 4.0 magnitude, and according to the Times the state has ordered gas companies to stop injecting "millions of gallons of brine and other waste liquids" into the ground near Youngstown until scientists can pinpoint what was going on.

Of course, there is a little theory they've been kicking around: injecting millions of gallons of noxious chemicals and "brine" deep into the earth is a bad idea. Ohio state officials John Armbruster, a scientist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory suspects that the fluid—pumped 9,200 feet into the ground—has migrated into ancient rock formations further down into the earth. "Having that many earthquakes fairly close to a well in Ohio, where there aren't a lot of earthquakes, was suspicious."

And just because the pumping has stopped, doesn't mean the tremors will. "The earthquakes will trickle on as a kind of a cascading process once you've caused them to occur," Armbruster tells the AP. "This one year of pumping is a pulse that has been pushed into the ground, and it's going to be spreading out for at least a year." And the news that Saturday's earthquake occurred at the same location of one a week before it is sure to bring New Year's bonuses to the PR firms of gas companies everywhere.

So tell Governor Cuomo how fun this August's earthquake was, and that you're tired of drinking that boring, odorless New York City tap water.