A Demand For Action
To that point, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission had stayed behind the walls of their office, next to the State Capitol building, in Oklahoma City. Their only communication with the outside world during the previous few years was by emailed press releases.
I publicly demanded real response and a press conference, so that the questions of reporters, victims, and local governments could be expressed.
By Tuesday, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission had responded. They set up a public symposium at The University of Tulsa to be held by midweek. They notified the EPA of their game plan and the federal govt. The Obama Administration decided to lend executive branch federal support and assure the state of Tribal cooperation, especially in Osage County (just a few miles from the latest epicenter.
We're about 70 days into 2018. there are 54 recorded quakes of 2.8, in the Oklahoma zone. That's about 1.22 noticeable quakes per day. What Oklahoma Oil producers need is a safe way to inject their waste saltwater back into the depths of the earth without harming our ecosystem or our fault lines. We used to have about 1.6 noticeable quakes per year. It may be a long time before we get back to that level of geological boredom.
Opinion of the Editor
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...