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Survey Says...Fracking IS Causing Earthquakes

oh-frack1.jpg 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.
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Wastewater injection causes sharp rise in earthquakes

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : TG Daily - Sustainability (2 years ago)

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 Read Post

Shale Shocked: ‘Remarkable Increase’ In U.S. Earthquakes ‘Almost Certainly Manmade’, USGS Scientists Report

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) team has found that a sharp jump in earthquakes in America’s heartland appears to be linked to oil and natural gas drilling operations. As hydraulic fracturing has exploded onto the scene, it has incr... Read Post

Fracking Operations Can Cause Earthquakes? “Almost Certainly,” Says U.S. Geological Survey

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Green Fork Blog (2 years ago)

It’s official (or as close as it can get): Oil and gas operations, like those involved in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), can cause earthquakes, according to upcoming study from the highly esteemed U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Read Post


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