But Oklahoma’s seismic problems aren’t shared by the rest of the country’s shale formations.
Seismic activity is dropping after state regulators intervened, but their job isn’t done yet.
The state’s seismic activity has fallen 43 percent this year.
Scientists have drawn a connection between hydraulic fracturing and increased seismicity in Alberta.
After a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Pawnee, OK on Saturday, the state moved to halt wastewater storage in the vicinity.
The government agency echoed concerns over a pressing—but not fatal—flaw of the American shale boom.
Seven million Americans live in areas of increased risk for seismic activity as a result of drilling, according to a new government survey.
Worried about the recent rise in micro-earthquakes, Oklahoma slapped its oil and gas industries with a heavy new regulation.
Why an Oklahoma oil company is rejecting state anti-earthquake regulations, and why that matters for the shale industry.
Research has linked Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry with an uptick in earthquakes. Smart regulation is needed.