Scientists Want More Seismic Data On Energy Development

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 2:03 PM EDT) -- A group of scientists on Tuesday told Congress that while the risks of earthquakes from oil and gas development activities — including hydraulic fracturing — appear to be low, more data and better monitoring is needed to fully understand the dangers and protect the public.

Testifying in front of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, a pair of geology professors and a U.S. Geological Survey earthquake adviser said it is important to gather more information about the potential for induced seismic activity as domestic...
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