A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey ( USGS ) says that the increased seismic activity taking place in certain areas of the United States is almost certainly the result of oil and gas drilling activities. The group has been studying dozens of earthquakes across America for the last 8 months and determined that the man-made quakes were taking place in areas where fracking or deep waste water injection had recently occurred.
The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission has banned fracking disposal wells for unconventional gas drilling wastes due to earthquakes. Arkansas residents insisted that there was a correlation between the increase in earthquake activity i...
Next week, the United States Geological Survey will present a report on the increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma and Arkansas related to the natural gas industry, but it will identify more than one technique as the likely cause.
Latest report from the United States Geological Survey provides a definitive link between fracking and the increase in seismic activity.
A huge increase in the number of minor earthquakes across the middle of the US is almost certainly caused by wastewater injection from oil or gas drilling, including the controversial technique known as fracking. read more