Sierra Club Sues Oklahoma Energy Companies Over Earthquakes

<p>The Sierra Club and Public Justice has filed a&nbsp;lawsuit against three energy companies in Oklahoma, alleging the companies' actions have contributed to the increase in earthquakes.</p>

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 11:54 am

By: News On 6


The Sierra Club and Public Justice announced Tuesday they have filed a federal lawsuit against three energy companies in Oklahoma, alleging the companies' actions have contributed to the increase in earthquakes in the state.

The suit was filed against New Dominion, Chesapeake Operating and Devon Energy Production Company.

It demands the companies “reduce, immediately and substantially, the amounts of production waste they are injecting into the ground.”  The lawsuit also asks the legal system to declare the practice of injecting production waste into the ground a danger to public health.

The Si era Club wants the court to set up an independent earthquake monitoring and prediction center and for the companies to reinforce vulnerable structures that could be impacted by large magnitude quakes.

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