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Frackers Are Setting off Swarms of Earthquakes Across the Planet

The industry is setting off quakes from Texas to the Netherlands

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As a consequence of the increase in earthquake swarms as well as public protests, the Dutch government  reluctantly ordered a reduction in the field's production by 15 to 20 per cent.

The Dutch government, which earned $12 billion in Euros from Groningen gas production,  said it will also pay $1.6 billion in damages to homeowners. Without gas revenue, the Dutch economy would be as indebted as that of Cyprus.


Calgary resident Andrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning journalist who has been writing about the energy industry for two decades and is a contributing editor to The Tyee. Find his previous articles published in The Tyee  here.

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