Tag Archives: hydraulic fracturing

(Cover: Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: What can OKC do to prevent temblors from hitting within city limits

Cover Story: What can OKC do to prevent temblors from hitting within city limits

“The only people in the whole mix that say these earthquakes aren’t man-made and not caused by wastewater disposal wells are those directly in the business,” Reid said.


Oklahoma earthquakes prompt legal action

Individuals, environmental protection groups and tribes have filed suit with various energy companies in Oklahoma due to damage caused by recent earthquakes.


Letters to the Editor: Nov. 16, 2016

The Sooner Poll found that more Oklahomans prefer the alternative of death by incarceration — true life without the possibility of parole — over capital punishment when given that option.


Cleveland County environmental movement has parallels to Standing Rock Sioux tribe struggles in North Dakota

The images of thick, black, heavy crude flowing between homes and into the natural wetlands haunt Maria Todd. Anytime the mother of three hears discussions of pipelines, her mind reels with images of the 2013 Pegasus Pipeline rupture that coated parts of Mayflower, Arkansas, she said during a recent interview with Oklahoma Gazette. Recently, such

Quake questions

Credit: Brad Gregg Earthquakes measurable on the Richter Scale are now commonplace in Central Oklahoma. The “why” part has puzzled experts, but last week University of Oklahoma seismologist Katie Keranen and two other researchers weighed in with a report attributing a series of November 2011 earthquakes near Prague — including one of a 5.7 magnitude

Frack it up

Credit: Brad Gregg Oklahoma’s own corporate sugar daddy recently got the green light from Pennsylvania state officials to begin hydraulic fracturing a well located about a mile away from the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, Penn., along the Ohio River. While there is no proven link between seismic activity and hydraulic fracturing —

You can’t spell McClendon without ‘lend’

Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon has had a few of those in recent months.On April 18, Reuters reported that over the course of three years, McClendon had taken out around $1.1 billion in personal loans from companies he controlled. Those loans were used to secure a CEO perk in which he must pay for 2.5

Frack, yeah!

Otherwise known as fracking, the method of natural-gas extraction is hailed by the energy industry (and those the industry has helped elevate to regulatory government positions) while simultaneously drawing fire from critics in the media, Hollywood and environmental groups. Thus far this year, the Environmental Protection Agency pushed back hard on criticism of its report

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