Isn’t it interesting how earthquakes suddenly turn up in areas of zero or low seismic activity after the hydraulic fracturing starts? The only thing that has changed in one area of West Virginia is the hydraulic fracturing.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Earthquakes may be tied to gas drilling activity
“Tapping that Marcellus shale for that benefit for our society is a great thing, but when you start putting millions of gallons of water under pressure in the ground, I don’t think you have to be a geologist to think something’s going to happen,” Given said.
For more information on drilling induces earthquakes see EARTHWORKS’ Hydraulic Fracturing and Earthquakes
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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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