It's official: fracking is causing earthquakes and other serious environmental damages, and we can't ignore it any longer.
This isn't the first time that small, unfelt earthquakes (measured only by scientists) have been attributed to fracking, but after a series of 77 earthquakes last March have been studied more thoroughly, researchers are claiming that fracking is definitely the cause. There are some seismologists who say more research needs to be done to confirm, but I've heard enough to believe it's true.
Not only that, but why aren't more politicians standing up for the safety of their people? Greed. That's why. Also, landowners are being subjected to undue risks by gas pipeline companies who have bought off our regulatory agencies: there are pipelines (some small at 12" others huge at 42") being run through peoples land, or incredibly close to their houses, because there are no regulations. International oil pipelines have proper setbacks, why are we not enforcing the same here? Because of greed.
Is your area infected by fracking? What have you seen?
(and for those who doubt that fracking can cause earth quakes, know that fracking using water disposal back into the earth at the end of the process, and that can cause earthquaks. See here for more: http://www.usgs.gov/faq/?q=taxonomy/term/9833)