Wednesday, April 25, 2012

More Misleading Headlines About Fracking and Earthquakes

An article from CBC News in Canada does the same misleading thing that several other articles have done lately by creating a headline that says "Fracking Causes Earthquakes, Studies Confirm."  However, as the article goes on to say, fracking is not what the earthquakes are being attributed to, but rather it is the injection of wastewater that has been linked to tremors.

I'm no media expert, but all of the outlets that are choosing to make the bold statement that fracking causes earthquakes while burying the fact that the fracking process itself isn't linked to any of these earthquakes seem more than a little skeevy to me.

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