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Anti-fracking activists have pointed the finger at fracking for the dramatic rise in earthquakes in Oklahoma over the last several years, however a new video featuring Dr. Mark Zoback, a professor of geophysics at Stanford University, explains fracking is not to blame for the quakes.
It goes further than that, though. As the science has shown fracking itself does not cause felt quakes, anti-fracking groups argued the wastewater produced during the fracking process was causing earthquakes when operators disposed of the water by injecting into underground rock formations. The Stanford study contradicts these claims as well.
In fact, as you’ll see, the earthquakes in Oklahoma have nothing to do with fracking at all.