Environmental reporter Michael Behar on fracking and earthquakes
One of the most contentious areas of debate over the expansion of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas concerns a spike in seismic activity in unlikely areas that have begun fracking nearby. Some alarmed scientists say containment wells are putting undue pressure on faults deep underground. But industry interests disagree – that is, when they say anything at all.
Reporter Michael Behar explores the relationship between fracking and faults in the current issue of Mother Jones.