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Biden: Fracking can cause earthquakes

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Charlie Spiering

Vice President Joe Biden explained today in that although "fracking" was an important method to get at shale oil and natural gas, it was also dangerous.

"You can environmentally do it well or you can environmentally do it poorly," Biden said, reminding the crowd that the Obama administration was spending a lot of money to make sure that it was done safely.

"If you do it poorly you use up the water aquifer, you create in some cases, the argument is, earthquakes, a whole lot of things," Biden said.

Biden made his remarks during a campaign event in Norfolk, Va. while explaining the presidents "all of the above" energy strategy.

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