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Gas ‘fracking’ gets green light | The Guardian

Ministers have been advised to allow the controversial practice of fracking for shale gas to be extended in Britain, despite it causing two earthquakes and the emergence of serious doubts over the safety of the wells that have already been drilled. The advice of the first official British government report into fracking, published on Tuesday, is all but certain to ...

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Ohio Earthquakes Underscore Fracking Dangers | OtherWords

Add yet another new concern to the growing list of reasons to oppose hyraudlic fracturing, the natural-gas extraction process known as “fracking”: Earthquakes. That’s right, following a New Year’s Eve earthquake in Youngstown, Ohio — the town’s eleventh since D&L Energy began injecting drilling waste underground in December 2010 — state leaders put a hold on proposals for new natural-gas ...

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