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New research from the University of Colorado has associated pretty conclusively the sharp rise in earthquakes is a result of hydraulic fracturing, known as "fracking" (a drilling technique whereby water is extracted from the ground along with oil and gas, separated, and then re-injected into deep wells), and is yet another indication that the oil and gas industry is leading to dramatic environmental consequences.
In fact, it's not just more earthquakes that are putting people in danger. Fracking also releases methane gas into drinking water systems, so much so that people can set it on fire.
Just another example of how people power can hopefully change the actions and attitudes of large corporations.
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What you can do
Reduce electricity use in your home each quarter by at least 5%
Get to know the details of your electricity bill and get a home energy audit to find out how your household uses electricity. This can make it easy to reduce power use, saving money and pollution.