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Quakeland – how fracking earthquakes could make OK the next oil-driven eco-disaster

Kathryn Miles, author of the new book Quakeland: On the Road To America’s Next Devastating Earthquake, has written a piece at Politico on the kind of subject most people don’t think about until after a disaster. She explores what would happen if a big earthquake struck at or near Cushing, Oklahoma, a crossroads of 14 major oil pipelines and […]

September 14th

Oklahoma drinking water getting trashed by oil and gas injection wells

By Meteor Blades Clean Water Action, a 45-year-old eco-advocacy group that opposes hydraulic fracturing, has released a 16-page report that argues Oklahoma regulators are ignoring risks to underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) from oil and gas wastewater injection wells. The regulators challenge the report’s assertions, but the report says this is occurring because the regulators are […]

April 10th

How oil production creates earthquakes

By Jeremy Bloom Denial is a funny thing. It’s particularly funny watching as the story moves from “Oil production and fracking can’t possibly be creating earthquakes in Oklahoma” to “Okay, there’s evidence but it’s not proven” to “Okay, it’s proven but we’re still not going to do anything about it.” In the case of the […]

September 29th

Five States That Made Anti-Solar Efforts in 2014

As solar panel technology improves, it becomes increasingly less expensive for homeowners to install their own panels and go off the grid. That’s great news for a lot of home owners across the United States. Or, it would be, but for the efforts of states and power companies passing anti-solar rules, which make consumers pay a […]

January 6th

Did fracking cause the Oklahoma earthquake?

There was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Oklahoma last night. Buildings shook, chimneys and towers collapsed, and there was other extensive property damage. It was the worst quake in Oklahoma history. The only question is: How long will authorities continue to deny that fracking is a problem? Last year, we reported on earthquakes in  Cleburn, […]

November 6th