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Fracking likely to create stronger, more common earthquakes in B.C., study says

May 26, 2021 Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

More damaging earthquakes can be expected more often in northern British Columbia as fracking oil and gas wells increases pressure underground, says newly published research. “It makes earthquakes more common and it makes larger ones more common,” said Allan Chapman,

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Study defines link between fracking, earthquakes in northern Alberta

January 18, 2018 Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Scientists have figured out how hydraulic fracking causes earthquakes in northern Alberta, but they have a way to go before they can use that knowledge to predict if it will cause temblors in other areas. “Right now, there

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After new energy regulations, Oklahoma’s earthquake rate drops

November 30, 2016 Seth Borenstein - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has dropped dramatically since late May, when the state limited wastewater injections into energy wells, an Associated Press statistical analysis shows. And a new scientific study says the state is on its

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Concerns over fracking and earthquakes in B.C. disputed

August 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Senior officials with BC Hydro have “quietly feared for years that earthquakes triggered by natural gas industry fracking operations could damage its Peace River dams,” the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has charged. In a statement posted to its

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Too many unknowns to recommend fracking in western Newfoundland: review panel

May 31, 2016 Sue Bailey - THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – There are too many unknown risks and data gaps to green-light fracking, says a government-appointed panel that studied hydraulic fracturing in western Newfoundland. In a report released Tuesday, it recommends that the province continue its freeze

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Ban on fracking in New Brunswick will continue indefinitely: minister

May 27, 2016 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s energy minister says his government’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing will continue indefinitely. Donald Arseneault was responding to a report from the commission on hydraulic fracturing which was released in February. He says his government made it

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Fracking, not water disposal, behind earthquakes: study

March 29, 2016 Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – New research suggests that hydraulic fracking of oil and gas wells is behind earthquakes caused by humans in Western Canada. A study, published Tuesday by a group of top Canadian researchers, says problems in Alberta and British Columbia

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Majority of British Columbians oppose fracking, split on liquefied natural gas development: study

March 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Less than half of British Columbians are supportive of the provincial government’s push for liquefied natural gas (LNG), and only 23% support the process of hydraulic fracturing, according to a poll released on Thursday by Insights West. Results are based