United Kingdom: Protesters vow to stop fracking after energy company admits causing earthquakes

Telegraph: Cuadrilla Resources, that is the main company exploring for shale gas in the UK, admitted that the tremors which hit Lancashire's Fylde coast in April and May were caused by fracking Fracking -- shorthand for hydraulic fracturing -- involves the blasting of water, chemicals and sand at high velocity into a shaft to crack rock and release gas. The operation in May was the only attempt to so far to frack in the UK but energy companies are currently exploring dozens of other sites around the country......

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