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Oklahoman Regulators Double Down on the Earthquake Problem

Seismic activity is dropping after state regulators intervened, but their job isn’t done yet.

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Oklahoma’s Quakes Quiet Down

The state’s seismic activity has fallen 43 percent this year.

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Fracking Linked to Canadian Earthquakes

Scientists have drawn a connection between hydraulic fracturing and increased seismicity in Alberta.

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Oklahoma Cracks Down on Drillers After Earthquake

After a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Pawnee, OK on Saturday, the state moved to halt wastewater storage in the vicinity.

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EPA Acknowledges Fracking’s Earthquake Problem

The government agency echoed concerns over a pressing—but not fatal—flaw of the American shale boom.

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USGS Says Millions at Risk From Oil and Gas-Related Quakes

Seven million Americans live in areas of increased risk for seismic activity as a result of drilling, according to a new government survey.

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Oklahoma to Oil and Gas Industry: Quakes Aren’t OK

Worried about the recent rise in micro-earthquakes, Oklahoma slapped its oil and gas industries with a heavy new regulation.

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Oklahoma Fracker Rejects Anti-Earthquake Regulations

Why an Oklahoma oil company is rejecting state anti-earthquake regulations, and why that matters for the shale industry.

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Fracking’s Earthquake Problem, and How to Tackle It

Research has linked Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry with an uptick in earthquakes. Smart regulation is needed.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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