Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 9:09 am
Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma
While a growing chorus of scientific research has linked Oklahoma’s recent spike in earthquake activity to oil and gas industry disposal wells, a new study suggests such artificial earthquakes are less intense than naturally occurring temblors.
Joy Hampton / The Norman Transcript
Terry Stowers waits to respond during an exchange with David Slottje at the fracking forum at Norman Public Library Aug. 11.
Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 9:24 am
Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma
A group of Tulsa bartenders prepare for a day on the Illinois River at Diamondhead Resort near Tahlequah, Okla.
Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 3:38 pm
Oklahoma Gas & Electric's coal-fired Sooner Plant in Red Rock, Okla.
A drilling rig near Hennessey, Okla.
A disposal well near Prague, Okla.
For the third year in a row, a large-scale fish-kill has been reported on the Salt Fork River in north-central Oklahoma.
“Hundreds and maybe thousands” of catfish, carp, buffalo and other bottom-feeding fish were likely killed, says Skylar McElhaney, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
The cause of these fish-kills is mysterious, but a pattern is emerging.
Originally published on Thu August 7, 2014 9:46 am
Logan Layden / StateImpactOklahoma