Post Profile

Oklahoma is seeing hundreds of earthquakes every year — and a new study found a scarily direct link to fracking

Oklahoma is being pummeled by earthquakes, a phenomenon scientists have strongly tied to the practice of fracking. A new study highlights just how strong that connection is. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake threat level in some parts of the state may now be approaching the level for some parts of California. Over the course of a few days in August, Oklahoma was pummeled by seven earthquakes.
read more


Related Posts

Earthquakes Caused by Wastewater from Methane Production, Says Government Study

News : The Inquisitr - News

Scientists have directly linked oil and methane production practices in the southwestern U.S. to the growing number of earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico over the past 13 years. A new study released the U.S. Geological Survey (U...

2,500 Oklahoma Earthquakes Linked To Fracking, Scientists Say

US Politics / Liberal : ThinkProgress: Justice

More than 2,500 small earthquakes that have hit Oklahoma in the past five years can be linked to oil and gas production, a recent study showed. The post 2,500 Oklahoma Earthquakes Linked To Fracking, Scientists Say appeared first on...

USGS Study Connects Earthquake Risk To Wastewater Injection, Fracking Advocates Say, "Who Cares?"

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : DeSmogBlog

A new study out in Science by US Geological Survey scientist William Ellsworth links earthquakes to wastewater injection sites. These earthquakes, thought to be caused by pressure changes due to excess fluid injected deep below the ...

Shale Shocked: “Highly Probable” Fracking Caused U.K. Earthquakes, and It’s Linked to Oklahoma Temblors

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : Climate Progress

A previously unreported study out of the Oklahoma Geological Survey has found that hydraulic fracturing may have triggered a swarm of small earthquakes earlier this year in Oklahoma. The quakes, which struck on Jan. 18 in a rural ar...

Oklahoma knew fracking caused earthquakes but stayed quiet to appease energy industry

News : The Raw Story

Oklahoma has suspected for years that fracking caused earthquakes, but they stayed quiet about the connection under pressure from the oil industry. The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) finally admitted a possible link in more than a...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC