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.
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