Fracking ‘not significant’ cause of earthquakes

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is “not a significant” cause of earthquakes, according to research released today. The new study of hundreds of thousands of fracking operations by Durham University found the process has only caused earth tremors that could be felt on the surface in three cases. Fracking cracks open rock deep underground to extract […]

Activists chain themselves to fracking site with bike locks

Protestors chained themselves to a site in Chesterfield in the early hours of the morning in protest against the controversial hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ process used to extract shale gas. Twenty members of the group Frack Off targeted a site owned by PR Marriott, a contractor for shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources which is drilling […]

Ohio shale gas sites closed after quake

Five shale gas sites in Ohio have been closed following a spate of earthquakes which hit the American state on New Year’s Eve, according to reports. Ohio governor John Gasich closed the sites after a magnitude 4.0 quake struck near a site used in the controversial shale gas ‘fracking’ process, reported the Associated Press. Fracking, […]