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12:27 am
Thu May 29, 2014

No Matter How You Spell It, Fracking Stirs Controversy

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

OK. The word fracking was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary this month. It is defined as the injection of fluid into shale beds at high pressure in order to free up petroleum resources. Despite getting this official definition, both the spelling and meaning of fracking remain controversial. Marie Cusick, from member station WITF, reports.

MARIE CUSICK, BYLINE: This is a fracking site in northeastern Pennsylvania. It's one of the most productive parts of Marcellus Shale natural gas formation.

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Earthquakes
4:59 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Record Number of Oklahoma Tremors Raises Possibility of Damaging Earthquakes

The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased by about 50 percent since October 2013, significantly increasing the chance for a damaging magnitude 5.5 or greater quake in central Oklahoma. 

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StateImpact Oklahoma
1:35 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Three of Oklahoma's Largest Oil Companies' Plan for How the State Should Tax Them

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Executives at Chesapeake Energy, Continental Resources and Devon Energy have proposed a plan for Oklahoma’s taxes on oil and natural gas production.

The proposal comes as legislators are debating state oil and gas taxes, which include an incentive for horizontal drilling that expires next year. The Oklahoman‘s Adam Wilmoth reports:

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StateImpact Oklahoma
3:26 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

OK Policy Poll: Voters Oppose Tax Incentives for Horizontal Drilling

Click here to read the full .pdf explaining the poll results.
Click here to read the full .pdf explaining the poll results.

Click here to read the full .pdf explaining the poll results.

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