Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fracking, Energy Exploration Linked to Earthquakes

The rivers of water pumped into and out of the ground during the production of natural gas, oil and geothermal energy are causing the Earth to shake more frequently in areas where these industrial activities are soaring, according to a series of studies published today. While the gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing (aka "fracking") causes some small quakes, it's the disposal of wastewater following that process — and many others relating to energy production — that lead to the largest tremors.  Projects such as the Bluegrass Pipeline will likely lead to increased fracking in Kentucky and throughout the region.  Sign our petition via the link on the side of this page to let your legislators know you are against the Bluegrass Pipeline.