Oklahoma Being Swamped by Earthquakes, But It's Probably Just A Coincidence There's All This Drilling Right Nearby

Oklahoma Being Swamped by Earthquakes, But It's Probably Just A Coincidence There's All This Drilling Right Nearby

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Abby Zimet

A series of earthquakes rocked Oklahoma over the weekend - six Friday night alone -  thus continuing an alarming trend: Already this year, the state's 252 quakes have "crushed" last year's record of 222 quakes. Similarly, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas and Ohio have likewise seen a six-fold jump in quakes. In an odd coincidence, all those states have seen a surge in fracking activity. Huh. Weird. State officials are said to be "trying to determine" if those two facts are linked; so far, they say, the evidence is "inconclusive."

“If we shut down injection wells we’re shutting down oil and gas production in the state...You certainly don’t want to go shut down a hundred disposal wells in an area and not have the evidence to back that up.”

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