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Oil Companies Ask Judge to Toss Federal Earthquake Lawsuit

Oklahoma oil and gas companies are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by members of an environmental group that seeks to reduce production waste that could be fueling a spike in earthquakes. The lawsuit was filed under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act in February by the Oklahoma chapter of the [...]

Reuters: Insurance Companies Limit Exposure as Oklahoma Earthquakes Soar

Insurance companies moved to limit their exposure as Oklahoma’s earthquake rate exploded, according to an investigation by Reuters. Examining thousands of pages of documents from the Oklahoma Insurance Commission, reporter Luc Cohen found the efforts by nearly a dozen insurance companies “often occurred at the expense of homeowners”: Even as they insured more and more [...]

Edmond Residents Latest to Sue Oil and Gas Companies Over Earthquake

A Devon Energy disposal well near Stillwater, Okla.

Fourteen Edmond residents filed a lawsuit Monday against a dozen oil and gas companies, “claiming their saltwater disposal wells were in part to blame for earthquakes that hit central Oklahoma in recent weeks,” The Oklahoman‘s Paul Monies reports. The lawsuit, filed in Oklahoma County District Court, said the companies acted negligently and their use of [...]

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