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Shale gas fracking. China’s biggest oil and gas producer halted drilling in an area of the country’s shale hub after three quakes on Sunday and Monday. At least 12 people were injured and nearly 11,000 homes damaged, with losses pegged at about $2 million dollars. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The backlash against shale drilling in earthquake-prone regions — a thorn in the side of U.S. energy companies for the past decade — reached China this week after a series of temblors killed two people and reduced homes to rubble.

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