Middle America’s earthquake problem

A new report from the US Geological Survey has revealed that the oil and gas industry is causing earthquakes in the Central and Eastern United States at an alarming rate.

Fracking is part of the problem, but the report states that most human-induced quakes are caused by the oil and gas industry’s use of injection wells to dispose of wastewater – the contaminated liquid that gets pumped out of the well during oil and gas extraction.


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