Highlights / earthquakes

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Utility officials fear fracking will damage dams

Officials at western Canada’s BC Hydro worry that earthquakes caused by fracking may put large hydroelectric dams at risk, according to documents obtained through Access to Information law. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the practice of injecting fluid at high »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Earthquakes and fracking: a danger to what extent?

According to the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, two recent and noticeable earthquakes in the northwestern part of the province were caused by gas extraction operations.The Commission said Progress Energy’s fracking operation caused a 4.4 magnitude quake in August »