Hydraulic Fracturing

Spills From Fracking Are Worse Than We Imagined

Spills From Fracking Are Worse Than We Imagined

An alarming new study has identified 6600 chemical spills related to hydraulic fracturing in just four US states over a 10 year period. The finding shows that fracking is far messier than previously assumed, and that stricter safety measures need to be established and enforced.

This Is How Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes

This Is How Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes

It’s generally believed that hydraulic fracturing is behind the recent spate of earthquakes in regions not usually associated with seismic activity, but the underlying processes are still poorly understood. New research from Canada strengthens the link between the two, showing how the controversial practice can produce persistent earthquakes even after…