Fracking May Trigger Earthquakes For Decades Even After Operations Cease

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nation of Change -

Oil wastewater disposal from oil and gas production may cause earthquakes for decades even after operations or are reduced, says new research published earlier this week. Fracking, along with [...]

Dutch Stop Fracking Over Potential Earthquakes

By Alex Thomson, Channel4.com -

While fracking has only just begun in this country, the Dutch are waving goodbye to years of riches from gas extraction. Why? Because they can no longer stand the social and economic cost of [...]

Where Water Goes After Fracking Is Tied To Earthquake Risk

By Staff, News.utexas.edu -

In addition to producing oil and gas, the energy industry produces a lot of water, about 10 barrels of water per barrel of oil on average. New research led by The University of Texas at Austin [...]

‘I Had To Leave’

By Mack Burke, normantranscript.com -

By Mack Burke for The Norman Transcript - NORMAN — Oklahoma’s former lead seismologist has testified he was pressured by officials at the University of Oklahoma to suppress findings linking [...]

Oklahoma’s Largest Earthquake Linked To Oil And Gas Industry Actions 3 Years Earlier

By Zahra Hirji, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - The strongest earthquake in Oklahoma's history likely was caused by oil and gas operators injecting vastly increased amounts of toxic wastewater [...]

Millions Now At Risk From Oil And Gas-Related Earthquakes

By Zahra Hirji, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - The new forecast also identified high risk in two other areas where oil and gas wastewater disposal takes place: a small area in northern Kansas, as well [...]

Oklahoma Tribe Sues Oil Companies In Tribal Court Over Earthquake

By Shaun Murphy, www.globalnews.ca -

By Shaun Murphy for Global News - OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma-based Native American tribe filed a lawsuit in its own tribal court system Friday accusing several oil companies of triggering the [...]

Injection of Fracking Wastewater Caused Kansas’ Biggest Earthquake

By Lorraine Chow, www.nationofchange.org -

By Lorraine Chow for Nation of Change - The Wichita Eagle noted from the study that this man-made quake, which hit 40 miles southwest of Wichita and felt as far away as Memphis, likely came from [...]

Frack, Rattle And Roll: Drilling Into Oklahoma’s Earthquake Epidemic

By Joshua Frank, www.counterpunch.org -

By Joshua Frank for Counter Punch - When one thinks of earthquakes, what comes to mind is usually the vast fault line straddled lands of southern California or the great subduction zones off the [...]

Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Amid Warnings Of ‘Inherent’ Fracking Risks

By Nadia Prupis, www.commondreams.org -

By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams - Oklahoma was hit with a 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, with reports of tremors felt in six neighboring states—making it one of the strongest quakes in [...]

Fracking Puts 7 Million In US At Risk Of Earthquakes

By Jessica Fitzpatrick, www.usgs.gov -

By Jessica Fitzpatrick for USGS - For the first time, new USGS maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes. In the past, USGS maps only [...]

Fracking Impact: OK Leads Nation In Earthquakes

By Brad Plumer, www.vox.com -

Oklahoma has unexpectedly become the earthquake capital of the United States — with some 240 small earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or more already this year. That's about twice as many as California [...]

Unprecedented Earthquakes With Advent Of Fracking

By Hailey Branson-Potts, www.latimes.com -

When Austin Holland was being considered for his job as the sole seismologist at the Oklahoma Geological Survey in 2009, his interviewer posed a wry question: "Are you going to be able to [...]