Friday, November 29, 2013

Environment: Fracking Up - Texas rocked by 16 earthquakes in 3 weeks

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake has struck an area in north Texas - it's the strongest tremor there in 5 years. No damage or injuries are reported - but locals have been left emotionally shaken. And not everyone's blaming mother nature. Some scientists say that the drilling in nearby fracking wells is actually setting off the quakes. The area's been hit by more than a dozen tremors this month alone. It's seen more earthquakes since fracking began there in 2008, than during the previous four decades combined. One Texas resident in the affected area shared his experience with us earlier. Let's also hear now from anti-fracking campaigner Andy Chyba, from the Wales Green Party. Read More: