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U.S. Study: Mega injections of wastewater triggers more quakes

from Energy Now

The more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found. An unprecedented recent jump in quakes in America's heartland can be traced to the stepped up rate that drilling wastewater is injected deep below the surface, according to a study in Science that looked at 187,570 injection wells over four decades. more


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