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Chicken-Fried News: Shaky ground


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Some Payne County residents believe fracking is the cause of increased earthquake activity.

Others aren’t having any of it.

“At least 10 members of the group Stop Fracking Payne County claim their anti-fracking signs were stolen, run over, ripped out of the ground or vandalized recently,” reported

Ariel Ross, a member of Stop Fracking Payne County, told the news crew, “I just want to be able to put up my sign because I care about it and I think it’s important.”

The fracking fight comes at a time when earthquake activity has increased dramatically in Oklahoma, and while there is some science that points to a connection with increased fracking, state leaders remain unwilling to draw that connection.

Then again, maybe the protesters in Payne County should lighten up.

A little earth shaking never killed anyone, right?

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