Studies confirm fracking causes earthquakes


Two studies, one from the US geological service and another commissioned by the government in the UK have concluded that fracking, the process of blasting water, sand and chemicals deep into the ground to fracture rock to obtain oil and natural gas, causes earthquakes. Both the US and the UK have witnessed a spike in earthquake activity since the introduction of fracking. Read more at the CBC.


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