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Via Scoop.itThe Great Transition

“Two small earthquake near Blackpool in northwest England earlier this year were probably caused by hydraulic fracturing, a technique of grinding underground rocks to extract natural gas.”  

Bloomberg story on a report published today by UK shale gas explorer Cuadrilla. Couraguous of the industry to not trying to hide or spin the results of this report.

As public resistance to fracking grows in the US because of environmental risks, the American government has announced that it plans to introduce legislation which would force industry to disclose the chemicals used in the fracking process.

The Economist has a good article on the UK report under the excellent title “Shale Shocked
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