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Norton Rose Fulbright | USA | 10 Oct 2016

Oklahoma shuts down wastewater disposal wells after recent earthquake

A recent earthquake has again sparked a debate regarding the alleged connection between hydraulic fracturing and seismic activity. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission issued an order to shut down wastewater disposal wells within a 500 square-mile radius of the earthquake's epicentre. On the recommendation of experts, Ohio has prohibited deep injection wells close to fault lines.
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Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 3 Aug 2015

Activists petition for federal takeover of Oklahoma disposal programme

Several activists have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator to rescind its delegation of authority to Oklahoma to manage its wastewater disposal programme. According to the petition, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is failing adequately to restrict the underground injection of oil and gas wastewater and to fine companies that inject wastewater, leading to......
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