Environmental Groups to file Lawsuit vs. Oklahoma Energy Companies over Earthquakes

Posted November 4, 2015 at 6:28am

The Oklahoman reports that “Two environmental groups have warned Oklahoma oil and gas companies of their intent to file a federal lawsuit over the links between wastewater disposal wells and the state’s sharp rise in earthquake activity.”  

“Washington-based Public Justice and the Oklahoma Sierra Club said they plan to bring a lawsuit under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, a 1976 law which allows citizen lawsuits over hazardous waste. They want the companies to reduce the volumes of wastewater injected into disposal wells. They also want to establish an ‘independent forecasting body’ that will investigate, analyze and predict the cumulative effect of injecting production wastewater.”