Fracking can cause earthquakes that rumble on for months after the controversial gas extraction process ends, a new study has found. Researchers recorded more than 900 individual tremors linked to hydraulic fracturing, as it is properly known, between December 2014 and March 2015 in an area around Fox Creek in Alberta, Canada, according to a paper in the journal Science.
Independent 17th Nov 2016 read more »
The decision to allow fracking in North Yorkshire will be challenged at the High Court this week by campaigners. A judicial review brought by local residents and Friends of the Earth will be heard on Tuesday over the decision by the county council to allow the extraction of shale gas near North York Moors National Park. Drilling by Third Energy at Kirby Misperton was approved by the council’s planning committee in May, the first consent in England since a ban was lifted in 2012.
Times 21st Nov 2016 read more »