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December 28th, 2016

Oklahoma and Kansas Class II Injection Wells and Earthquakes

The September 3rd magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Pawnee, Oklahoma, is the most violent example of induced seismicity, or “man-made” earthquakes, in U.S. history, causing Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin to declare a state of emergency. This was followed by a magnitude 4.5 earthquake on November 1st prompting the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) and U.S. EPA to put restrictions on […]

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November 5th, 2016

How Fracking Impacts Water-Stressed Regions

Just north of Denver lies Colorado’s most productive agricultural region, Weld County. Its rolling hills, grasslands and South Platte River system provide fertile ground for dairy cows, beef cattle, corn, sugar beets and forage crops. But Weld County also sits on top of the Niobrara (DJ Basin) shale formation and that makes it the number […]

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October 15th, 2016

It’s Official: Injection of Fracking Wastewater Caused Kansas’ Biggest Earthquake

The largest earthquake ever recorded in Kansas—a 4.9 magnitude temblor that struck northeast of Milan on Nov. 12, 2014—has been officially linked to wastewater injection into deep underground wells, according to new research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter of that extremely rare earthquake struck near a known frackingoperation. READ MORE 95 total views, […]

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September 3rd, 2016

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma The earthquake ties the strongest in the state’s history.

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Oklahoma early Saturday, causing damage and tremors that were felt from Kansas to Texas. The United States Geological Survey reports that the quake hit just after 7 a.m. in the north-central region around Pawnee, 74 miles from Oklahoma City. The earthquake ties the strongest in Oklahoma’s history. The previous record was set […]

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