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Study: Oil, gas drilling connected to pollution, earthquakes


HOUSTON (AP) — A new study by a nonprofit science organization says oil and gas drilling in Texas is linked to pollution and earthquakes.

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas study found drilling for oil and gas in shale rock pollutes the air, erodes soil and contaminates water, while the disposal of millions of gallons of wastewater causes earthquakes, the Houston Chronicle ( ) reported.

The study also found that the shale oil boom has degraded natural resources, overwhelmed small communities and increased the frequency and severity of traffic co...

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