Fracking Site Earthquakes Give Oklahomans a Jolt into the New Year

After two earthquakes measuring 4.2 and 4.3, regulators order drillers to restrict their wastewater injection activity for twelfth time in 10 months. By Zahra Hirji Oklahomans rang in the New Year with a reminder of a growing consequence of the drilling boom underway beneath the surface of their state. Less than six hours after the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck directly under the city of Edmond, jolting residents from sleep across the state and triggering an hour-long local power outage for nearly a half-million people. See Also: Yes, Those Earthquakes Are Caused by Fracking Boom, Studies Confirm Alberta Earthquakes Tied to Fracking, Not Just Wastewater Injection Oklahoma Case Could Open Doors to More Earthquake-Fracking Lawsuits Why Did NY Ban Fracking? The Official Report Is Now Public read more


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