The Oklahoma State Supreme Court delivered a devastating blow to the fossil fuel industry when it unanimously decided that homeowners in Oklahoma could sue the industry for earthquake damage linked to hydraulic fracturing.
While the justices on the Court did not necessarily endorse the link between fracking and earthquakes, they did acknowledge the fact that increased fracking activities have correlated with an increase in earthquakes, and that existing tort laws would allow plaintiffs to sue the industry if damage can be proven.
Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
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