When you hear about numerous earthquakes, the first state that comes to mind is California. However, Oklahoma may soon come to mind nearly as often as California. Oklahoma is currently experiencing a great deal of intensifying seismic activity.
Oklahoma is home to several species of wildlife that are either threatened or endangered. The state listed species are the Long-nosed Darter, the Neosho Mucket, the Oklahoma Cave Crayfish and the Black-sided Darter. The federal list of endangered or threatened list that reside in Oklahoma is even longer:
There is a new god being worshipped in Oklahoma, and it demands the sacrifice of land quality, water quality, and the health of thousands of people every day. This god is the almighty dollar, and its high priests are the powerhouses of the commercial community – the oil and gas companies of Oklahoma.
Bokoshe, Oklahoma and its residents are legally being poisoned. This poison is in the air, in the water, and settles on everything that happens to be near.It isn’t a pesticide or nuclear waste – though it is just as destructive as the former, and nearly as dangerous as the latter. This poison is known as coal fly ash.
Dancing with Disaster
On the morning of April 16, 2013 in Oklahoma, Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance attempted to shut down work efforts on the Keystone XL Pipeline now being laid into Oklahoma soil. Police ended up arresting 3 blockaders who delayed construction on the pipeline.
A Look at the Dry Side
With all the rain that Oklahoma residents have seen lately, drought might not be the first word that comes to mind when asked about the weather. However, when summer gets here, temperatures rise, and the rainy season dwindles ...
Fracturing The Waters
Mark Twain was quoted as saying “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” If the current trend continues, this won’t just be a quote, but an unfortunate fact of life. The problem is that we are not paying attention to what is happening to our groundwater. Billions of gallons of water each day are being mixed with a cocktail of chemicals....
Price of the Scoop?
IThe petroleum boom has long been in effect in the state of Oklahoma, but it is about to get explosive given more recent developments. The discovery of a large shale oil deposit in the middle of the state, termed the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province, or SCOOP shale, promises an increase in drilling and fracking in this part of the state.