Oklahoma: first same sex marriage, now new rules for fracking injection.

Who knew that Oklahoma is more progressive in social issues and more protective of the public regarding fracking related issues than Texas? They are lightyears ahead of us.

The new Oklahoma rule is one of the recommendations I made in my presentation at the people’s frackquake meeting in Azle Monday night.

The proposed rule would require daily recording of injection volumes and pressures for disposal wells in the Arbuckle formation in central Oklahoma. Disposal well operators would be required to keep the daily monitoring data for three years.

The proposed rule will be discussed two technical conferences before it goes before the three-member commission.

StateImpact: Oklahoma Oil and Gas Regulator Proposes New Rules to Help Researchers Study Drilling-Related Earthquakes

In Texas today, while I was talking with an Azle resident on the phone, there was another earthquake. It was a small one.

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  1. says

    Love the musical. But not so sure the corn is growing so tall anymore. Or the “sounds of the earth are like music…” 2 Earthquakes in the last couple of days in Oklahoma. Chesapeake and Devon corporate headquarters in OKC. They serve organic food, too, inside the swanky Devon Energy Center.

    Devon Energy Center

    January 14, 2014 10:59AM 2.8 Magnitude.

    January 13, 2014 5:25 PM 2.3 Magnitude.

    All those corporate energy employees living in their beautiful homes and close to a lot of these quakes…”The land we belong to is grand…” O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A!
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    • says

      I just love the songs.

      It’s always interesting to me when people who rampantly pollute the earth and vote against safe food regulations shop in the organic isle.