Public Forum on Fracking Ban Held in Norman, OK

Hundreds gathered in Norman, Oklahoma gathered to listen to a panel explain the basics of fracking and how municipalities can work to ban the practice. David Slottje with the Community Environmental Defense Council was present to explain how organizers in places like New York have instituted local fracking bans. According to StateImpact Oklahoma, “that’s when… More »

Lawmakers Address Surge in OK Quakes

Researchers from Cornell University published in the journal Science a report on the “Sharp increase in central Oklahoma seismicity since 2008 induced by massive wastewater injection.” Researchers concluded that they found earthquakes could be induced as far as 19 miles from the injection well, much farther than the current range of 3 miles used to… More »