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How Fracking Caused Ohio's Earthquakes

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How Fracking Caused Ohio's Earthquakes

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Dr. Tony Ingraffea, a professor of engineering at Cornell University, joins Thom Hartmann in an interview on how fracking caused earthquakes in the Youngstown, Ohio area and other parts of the U.S.

This video help explain the concerns Ohioans have about fracking in their state and the injection well sites that store the hazardous wastewater from the fracking process.

Today, Jan. 10, Ohioans will gather at 1 p.m. on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, asking Gov. John Kasich to impose a moratorium on Ohio's oil and gas wastewater injection well sites and natural gas extraction process known as fracking, until further research and proper regulations are put in place to protect human health and the environment.

Stay tuned to EcoWatch.org as we will be covering today's rally. Visit our fracking page to keep up-to-date on fracking issues worldwide.

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