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    The Fracking Controversy
    EarthTalk®E - The Environmental MagazineDear EarthTalk: I have heard that fracking is becoming a major environmental issue in the U.S. Which parts of the…
  • The controversial mining method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", has led to a boom in production of cheap natural gas by getting at what was…
  • A boom in natural gas in the U.S. has driven prices to 10-year lows, threatening the viability of some producers. People needed less gas to heat their homes this winter, but at the same time a huge increase in gas production was made possible by new methods of coaxing gas out of shale rock formations.
  • The salty, toxic wastewater that's used in hydrofracking and other gas drilling is likely to blame for small earthquakes in the Midwest, a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey concludes. The water is pumped deep underground, where it lubricates faults and causes them to slip.
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    Part 1: FrackQuakes and Agent Twitter
  • Where are all these fracking earthquakes coming from? The correlation between natural gas and shifting plates. Also, Agent Twitter and Double-O-Social…
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    A Fracking Disaster?
    The magnitude 5.8 earthquake that rattled the east coast back in August triggered speculation about whether the controversial gas drilling technique…
  • The growing evidence for a connection between the controversial drilling technique called"fracking" and earthquakes. A shocking tactic used by a…

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