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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Oklahoma's not OK as earthquakes continue

This past weekend, Oklahoma experienced seven earthquakes, with the most severe registering at 4.3-magnitude.  The state has actually passed California as the US state with the most earthquakes.  Indeed, the US Geological Survey said in May that the: 
rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased by about 50 percent since October 2013, significantly increasing the chance for a damaging quake in central Oklahoma. 
With injection of wastewater from unconventional oil and gas drilling the likely culprit – or perhaps the obvious cause – one wonders why there hasn’t been immediate action in Oklahoma to protect citizens and private property.  


Unless, of course, you’re actually concerned about the economy.

Oklahoma's non-response to an obvious threat to public health and safety is a cautionary tale to the nation - and the world.



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