Can gas drilling cause earthquakes?: Case study happening in Arkansas

(excerpt from) Daily Mail UK
via Common Dreams (progressive, international news)
Drilling Companies Agree to Suspend Operations After Work at Wells in Arkansas Linked to Causing Earthquakes
March 8, 2011

Two gas drilling companies have agreed to suspend specific operations at wells near Arkansas after their work was linked to nearby earthquakes…

Arkansas geologists are continuing their search for answers and the drilling companies have stopped their work pending the AOGC [Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission] panel’s next regular meeting on March 29.

On Friday AOGC voted unanimously to order the two companies to halt their drilling – and they did not object. Both of the wells are directly in the seismic hot spot of hundreds of recent quakes.

The commission believes that it is highly likely there is a link between the wells and the earthquakes…

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