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Fracking Does Not Cause Earthquakes
September 10, 2013 | NewsOK.com

Human activity associated with natural gas production has been shown to cause earthquakes, an example is the disposal of waste liquids in high volume injection wells. So far there has not been a connection between human-induced earthquakes and the hydraulic fracturing process – yet many people make that association.

Related: What is Hydraulic Fracturing?


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Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan
September 6, 2013 | University of Michigan
University of Michigan researchers today released seven technical reports that together form the most comprehensive Michigan-focused resource on hydraulic fracturing. Related: What is Hydraulic Fracturing?

Earthquakes Cause ODNR to Halt Drilling
March 16, 2014 | Columbus Dispatch
On Monday, March 10th two small earthquakes in eastern Ohio (M2.6 and M3.0) prompted the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to halt operations at seven nearby gas wells. Industry responded that hundreds of wells have been drilled in the Utica Shale using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling without incident. Related: Utica Shale well density

New York Energy Plan Silent on Hydraulic Fracturing
January 12, 2014 | StarGazette.com
Although New York's state government calls for an expanded use of natural gas for clean energy reasons, it does not address hydraulic fracturing - the currently banned process that could greatly accelerate gas production in the state.


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