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Fracking Earthquakes

All Fracked Up

XPRIZE | Posted 09.11.2015 | Green

Experts are still split on to what extent fracking can be directly connected to the increasing number of earthquakes in Oklahoma and elsewhere, but now litigants can at least debate it in open court, giving fracking's opponents a new legal weapon to use in their fight.

Rise In Oklahoma Earthquakes Likely Triggered By Oil And Gas Production, Scientists Say

Reuters | CAREY GILLAM | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green

(Reuters) - Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wast...

Texas Towns Look To Take On Oil And Gas Industry And Pass Fracking Ban

AP | EMILY SCHMALL | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

RENO, Texas (AP) — A Texas hamlet shaken by its first recorded earthquake last year and hundreds since then is among communities now taking steps to...

States With Fracking See Surge In Earthquake Activity

AP | By EMILY SCHMALL and JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unc...

Residents In Fracking States Concerned About Rise In Quakes

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Central Oklahoma residents are demanding to know whether earthquake swarms that have shaken their homes and their nerves in rec...

States Confront Worries About Fracking And Earthquakes

AP | By EMILY SCHMALL and KRISTI EATON | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

AZLE, Texas (AP) — Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. ...

Rare Earthquake Warning Issued For Oklahoma

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on LiveScience. Mile for mile, there are almost as many earthquakes rattling Oklahoma as California this year. This ...

Hunter Stuart

How One Report Says Energy Companies Are Increasing The Risk Of California Earthquakes | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green

Many of California's oil industry wastewater injection wells are near recently active fault lines, posing a risk of earthquakes that could damage cruc...

Hunter Stuart

Ohio Fracking Operation Halted Following Area Earthquakes | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

A series of earthquakes in Ohio has led officials to order a local fracking operation to halt while state inspectors investigate whether the drilling...

What May Be Causing The Increase In Oklahoma Earthquakes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

From 1975 to 2008, central Oklahoma experienced an average of one to three magnitude 3.0 earthquakes or larger. Since 2008, that average has increased...

Fracking Practices To Blame For Ohio Earthquakes

Posted 09.04.2013 | Green

By Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor: Wastewater from the controversial practice of fracking appears to be linked to all the earthquakes in ...

Hickenlooper: 'Missinformation' About Fracking

Posted 06.20.2012 | Denver

Governor John Hickenlooper was invited to give the keynote address at The Atlantic’s Next Generation Energy Forum and, after opening with a methane ...

Does Fracking Cause Earthquakes?

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas does not pose a high risk for triggering earthquakes lar...

Officials Say Drilling Wastewater 'Almost Certainly' Caused Earthquakes

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A dozen earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were almost certainly induced by injection of gas-drilling wastewater into the earth, ...

Fracking With a Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.07.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Take millions of gallons of natural gas hydro-fracking waste water then pour it down a hole dug thousands of feet down into the bedrock and what do you get?

Could Ohio Earthquakes Incite A Fracking Policy Shift?

AP | By JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In Ohio, geographically and politically positioned to become a leading importer of wastewater from gas drilling, environmentalists a...

Ohio Earthquakes Caused By Drilling Wastewater Well, Expert Says

AP | By THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 03.03.2012 | Green

CLEVELAND -- A northeast Ohio well used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling almost certainly caused a series of 11 minor quakes in the ...

Fracking Shutdown Extended As Researchers Study Link To Quakes

AP | By SARAH EDDINGTON | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Two natural gas exploration companies have agreed to extend the shutdowns of two injection wells in Arkansas as researchers study...

Quakes Shake Arkansas

AP | Posted 06.09.2011 | Green

GREENBRIER, Ark. -- A pair of magnitude-3.9 earthquakes rumbled through central Arkansas this week, about a month after two companies halted operation...

'Fracking' Closures Extended Amid Quakes

AP | By SARAH EDDINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Two natural gas exploration companies agreed Thursday to extend the shutdowns of two injection wells in Arkansas as researchers c...

Earthquakes Decline After Closure Of 'Fracking' Sites

AP | By SARAH EDDINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The number and strength of earthquakes in central Arkansas have noticeably dropped since the shutdown of two injection wells in t...

'Fracking' Sites Suspended, Likely Linked To Earthquakes

AP | By SARAH EDDINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Two natural gas companies have agreed to temporarily suspend use of injection wells in central Arkansas where earthquakes keep oc...

'Fracking' Sites Linked To Earthquakes May Close

AP | SARAH EDDINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Two more small earthquakes have been recorded in central Arkansas where a recent spate of tremors has officials considering ...

3 Earthquakes Rock Arkansas

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded three earthquakes in Arkansas near the small town of Greenbrier, north of Little Rock. A preliminary 4.7 ma...

30 Mysterious Earthquakes Shake Arkansas Towns

AP | SARAH EDDINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Jim Sutterfield was briefly puzzled by a thumping sound that seemed to slam the back of his office chair. But when the small...