The fracking controversy

Associated Press
In this photograph taken by AP Images for FrackNation, this new eye-opening billboard was unveiled today in natural-gas rich New York near the Pennsylvania border. The aggressive billboard shatters claims by environmentalists and anti-fracking filmmaker Josh Fox, that natural gas production has caused local tap water to become flammable. The billboard promotes the controversial documentary FrackNation, which is being called ‘an answer to Gasland.’ The

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The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.

The temblors are part of an increase in earthquakes across Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas that some scientists say could be connected to the oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, and especially the wells in which the industry disposes of its wastewater. (AP)

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