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Published on November 4th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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Natural Gas Fracking Good at Creating Earthquakes



We’ve written about natural gas here on CleanTechnica a bit. It might be a useful transition energy source to help get us off coal and nuclear. However, at the current moment, methods used for retrieving it from the Earth are linked to flammable water and, it seems, earthquakes. I wrote about the possible link between fracking and earthquakes in Arkansas back in March. Now there’s news, from a company that engages in fracking, that it is probably linked to earthquakes in England. Of course, the UK’s Guardian has had a few pieces on this. Check out:

  1. Fracking ‘probable’ cause of Lancashire quakes
  2. Should fracking be banned in the UK?

Here’s my quick piece on the matter over on Planetsave, where we cover the link much more frequently:

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



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