Earthquakes http://www.kunc.org en Greeley Injection Well Possibly Linked To Quakes, Regulators Require Changes http://www.kunc.org/post/greeley-injection-well-possibly-linked-quakes-regulators-require-changes <p>The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is requiring operators of a Weld County injection well to alter how wastewater is disposed of in that well, saying they believe the well may be linked to recent earthquakes in the area.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:52:39 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58905 at http://www.kunc.org Greeley Injection Well Possibly Linked To Quakes, Regulators Require Changes Researchers Link Quakes With Oklahoma Wells, Colorado Study Ongoing http://www.kunc.org/post/researchers-link-quakes-oklahoma-wells-colorado-study-ongoing <p>Scientists have linked earthquakes in Oklahoma with wastewater injection wells associated with the oil and gas industry, in a new <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/lookup/doi/10.1126/science.1255802" target="_blank">paper </a>published in the journal <em>Science.</em></p><p>Four injection wells with a "high rate" of injection, meaning they accepted a large quantity of barrels of wastewater per month, likely caused 20 percent of earthquakes in that area from 2008-2013, the researchers said.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:59:15 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58541 at http://www.kunc.org Researchers Link Quakes With Oklahoma Wells, Colorado Study Ongoing Liquid Drill Waste, Quakes And Spills: Connecting Both East And West http://www.kunc.org/post/liquid-drill-waste-quakes-and-spills-connecting-both-east-and-west <p>The headwaters of the Cuyahoga River run smooth and pudding-brown; warblers dart through flooded underbrush, and the canoe I'm in travels swiftly and silently downstream.</p><p>This river, an icon of the modern environmental movement, is perhaps most <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/06/22/the-fable-of-the-burning-river-45-years-later/" target="_blank">famous for catching fire</a> multiple times in the 1960s and catalyzing the series of environmental protections the U.S. Congress passed in that era. It's now mostly clean, and serves as a symbol for another environmental problem -- the potential risk the natural gas boom poses to clean water in Ohio and other states experiencing a rush of energy activity.</p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:00:22 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58335 at http://www.kunc.org Liquid Drill Waste, Quakes And Spills: Connecting Both East And West COGCC's Lepore: No 'Causative Determination' Yet On Second Greeley Quake http://www.kunc.org/post/cogccs-lepore-no-causative-determination-yet-second-greeley-quake <p>The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has ordered a 20 day halt to wastewater injection at a well near the Greeley/Weld County airport. The order follows a second earthquake in the Greeley area, a 2.6 magnitude event June 23.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Jackie Fortier 58180 at http://www.kunc.org COGCC's Lepore: No 'Causative Determination' Yet On Second Greeley Quake Injection Well Halted By COGCC As Greeley Quakes Again http://www.kunc.org/post/injection-well-halted-cogcc-greeley-quakes-again <p>The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has ordered a 20-day halt to wastewater injection in a Weld County well following a 2.6 magnitude earthquake in the Greeley area June 23.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:49:53 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58160 at http://www.kunc.org Injection Well Halted By COGCC As Greeley Quakes Again