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Frackers acknowledge they cause earthquakes

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By Alan Septoff

August 14, 2009

Chesapeake Energy told state regulators they "may have" caused a series of minor earthquakes in North Texas, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Seismic activity caused by hydraulic fracturing is an emerging issue that grows more prominent as fracking in shale formations spreads in the United States.  It raises the issues of strength of infrastructure, as well environmental and property damage.

We have links to more stories and background information in the fracking section of earthworksaction.org

Tagged with: hydraulic fracturing, earthquakes, barnett shale

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