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Fracking and earthquakes: Exploring the connection

A fracking drill in BC’s Horn River Basin (Two Island Films).

A fracking drill in BC’s Horn River Basin (Two Island Films).

B.C. commission draws link between fracking and 231 seismic events in province

By Terry Reith, Briar Stewart, CBC News, April 17, 2015

May Mickelow had just settled into her shift as night auditor at the Foxwood Inn in Fox Creek, Alta., when she felt the rumble.

“You didn’t hear anything, but you could feel the earth move underneath your feet quite strongly, actually,” said Mickelow. “I felt dizzy, as if I was suddenly on uneven footing.”

Some hotel guests descended to the main floor, asking Mickelow if she had felt the shaking. She had been through earthquakes before, but not here. Read the rest of this entry

Fracking linked to Alberta earthquakes, study indicates

A hydraulic fracturing setup. Here, in this 2012 file photo, a fracking operation near Bowden, a town in central Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh for The Globe and Mail).

A hydraulic fracturing setup. Here, in this 2012 file photo, a fracking operation near Bowden, a town in central Alberta.
(Jeff McIntosh for The Globe and Mail).

The most recent earthquake in the province was recorded in Peace River on Nov. 2

By Kim Trynacity, Alicja Siekierska, CBC News, Nov 10, 2014

Carmen Langer had just left his bed to grab a drink of water when he felt his house northeast of Peace River, Alta., begin to shake.

“At first I thought I wasn’t feeling very good that day… and it was just my blood sugar, but no, it shook pretty good,” Langer said about the Nov. 2 incident.

Moments after the shaking stopped, his neighbours were calling, asking if he had felt what they just felt.

“After a few minutes, I realized it was an earthquake,” Langer said. Read the rest of this entry

Lubicon Lake Nation Tells Penn West Petroleum to Frack Off!

November 26, 2013Lubicon Cree graphic

Peaceful Occupation of Penn West Petroleum Site Begins Little Buffalo, Alberta

The Lubicon Lake Nation people have been driven to enforce their Law against PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD. (TSX: PWT); (NYSE: PWE) today on an oil lease site located in their Territory by peacefully occupying a nearby access road. Read the rest of this entry