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Report: Okla. agency linked quakes to oil in 2010, but kept mum amid industry pressure

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In a recent article released by Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E), the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) linked earthquakes to oil in 2010, but was told keep quiet due to industry pressure.

E&E says they obtained emails by EnergyWire to show the state seismologist was called into meetings with his boss, University of Oklahoma President David Boren, and oil executives “concerned” about the acknowledgement. One of the oilmen was Continental Resources Chairman Harold Hamm, a leading donor to the university.

E&E, a daily online publication, that reports on environmental and energy policy and markets, published the story on March 3.

Guthrie News Page has linked the full story and the obtained emails here: Okla. agency linked quakes to oil in 2010, but kept mum amid industry pressure 

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