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Lautenberg Asks U.S. Officials to Investigate Fracking's Impact on Seismic Activity

3:22 PM MST | January 10, 2012 | Kara Sissell

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has asked the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to "investigate and quickly provide public information on the seismic impacts of hydraulic fracturing."  The request follows a January 1 4.0 magnitude earthquake near Youngstown, OH. "It appears that this was not a natural occurrence, but the result of a natural gas drilling process called 'hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking,'" Lautenberg says in a January 9 letter to USGS director Marsha McNutt. "Specifically the disposal of fracking waste fluid may have...

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