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(A Marcellus shale drilling site in Pennsylvania.  File photo)

Geologist: Fracking Can Cause Small Earthquakes

Scientists are exploring a new concern about gas extraction in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale beds: Earthquakes.


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Gas Drilling Pushes Susquehanna To Top Of “Most Endangered” List

The group says natural gas extraction poses two potential threats: the soup of toxic chemicals and the huge amount of water pumped down wells so natural gas comes up.


Opponents to hydraulic fracturing in New York have called for a temporary moratorium on natural gas drilling. (Credit: Getty Images)

Philadelphia City Council Will Hold Hearing On ‘Fracking’

Opponents of the natural gas extraction technique say they hope to avoid possible contamination of the Delaware River Basin.