by Katie Valentine Posted on October 28, 2014
New rules will allow regulators to end a company’s permit for well disposal if the well is “determined to be contributing to seismic activity.”
by Emily Atkin Posted on October 15, 2014
The findings have big implications for Ohio, a state that requires companies to stop fracking if it's found to be causing earthquakes.
by Emily Atkin Posted on September 16, 2014 Updated: September 16, 2014
The USGS research is just the latest in a string of studies that have suggested injected wastewater from drilling is migrating along dormant fault lines, changing their state of stress, and causing them to fail.
by Emily Atkin Posted on August 27, 2014
Scientists increasingly believe that underground disposal of fracking wastewater is causing earthquakes -- not only in Texas, but across the country.
by Emily Atkin Posted on August 20, 2014
More than 2,500 small earthquakes have hit Oklahoma in the past five years, and scientists have linked nearly all of them to the process of hydraulic fracturing.
by Emily Atkin Posted on July 7, 2014
More than 2,500 small earthquakes that have hit Oklahoma in the past five years can be linked to oil and gas production, a recent study showed.
by Katie Valentine Posted on June 25, 2014 Updated: June 25, 2014
State researchers are looking into whether wastewater injection could be to blame for the quake.
by Katie Valentine Posted on May 15, 2014
The study points to an unforeseen consequence of California's drought.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on May 13, 2014
On Monday, lawmakers in Texas, for the first time, formally addressed the recent rash of earthquakes that rocked northern Texas this winter.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on May 6, 2014
Scientists warn that fracking operations in Oklahoma could be setting up conditions for a major quake as the seismology community says they don't haveenough data on faults in the area to protect critical infrastructure.