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Scientists Link Rise In Quakes To Wastewater Wells

Scientists are finding a large increase in the number of small earthquakes in the midcontinent of the U.S. They suspect wastewater wells, whose numbers are growing as the oil and gas industry increases hydrofracturing.
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Quakes Caused By Waste From Gas Wells, Study Finds

The salty, toxic wastewater that's used in hydrofracking and other gas drilling is likely to blame for small earthquakes in the Midwest, a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey concludes. The water is pumped deep underground, where it lubricates faults and causes them to slip.
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From Pa. Waste To Ohio Quakes

Much of the waste that results from Pennsylvania's drilling for natural gas is being shipped to Ohio, where it's injected deep underground. Some of these injections are suspected of causing earthquakes in the Buckeye State.
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Wind Power Problems Pervade In Maryland

After an offshore wind bill died in the Maryland General Assembly, another wind project is on the ropes as developers in western Maryland have run into zoning problems.

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