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More Fracking, Fewer Earthquakes

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By Timothy Benson, American Spectator - 

Oklahoma has a long history of seismicity, but, since 2013, the Sooner State has seen a significant increase in the number of earthquakes. This has led to public confusion as to whether hydraulic fracturing, commonly called “fracking,” is the direct cause of these earthquakes, with some state lawmakers even calling for an outright moratorium on fracking back in 2015, despite roughly 20 percent of the jobs in the state being supported by oil and natural gas development. Concerns about induced seismicity are overblown and do not provide justification for banning fracking or over-regulating it out of existence.

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