Fracking Causes Earthquakes in UK,… but UK Gives Go-Ahead Anyway


It was recently determined (for I think the fourth time) that activities related to hydraulic fracking for natural gas are linked to earthquakes — as in, fracking essentially causes earthquakes. Nonetheless, the UK is moving forward with fracking in an area getting such earthquakes. Here’s more from the AFP (via sister site Blue Living Ideas):

Gas ‘fracking’ should resume in UK despite tremors (via AFP)

A government-appointed panel said Tuesday that a controversial gas extraction method known as fracking should resume in the UK under strict conditions, though it would probably trigger earthquakes. The British energy firm Cuadrilla Resources halted drilling trials on Lancashire’s Fylde coast in northwest…


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