UPDATE Sierra Club filed lawsuit today on 2/16/2016…
Here is the link to the official notice. Chesapeake, Devon, Sandridge, & New Dominion LLC were named as Defendants, the Plaintiffs R threatening to bring a class action lawsuit after 90 days if these demands are NOT met….
“To abate the present endangerment, at minimum, Defendants must:
1) Immediately substantially reduce the amounts of Production Wastes they are injecting into the ground to levels that seismologists believe will not cause or contribute to increased earthquake frequency and severity. At minimum, the current rates of injection, particularly into the Arbuckle Formation, must be reduced substantially to cause a major reduction in the current unacceptable earthquake risks;
2) Reinforce vulnerable structures that current forecasts show could be hit by large magnitude earthquakes during the interim period;
3) Establish an independent earthquake monitoring and prediction center to analyze and forecast how much Production Wastes can be injected without inducing earthquakes and track how closely the ongoing earthquakes conform to predictions. This may involve further investigation and characterization of the underlying rock, including the Arbuckle Formation”.
I emailed Oklahoma Republican Representative Lewis Moore today (he was featured in this Desmogblog publication in a recent meeting with angry landowners suffering from frackquakes). In my email I gave him a “notice” that he could one day be in hotwater like the Governer Synder is in the Flint lead water contamination case. I asked Moore for confirmation of being in receipt of information I have sent him from geochemists TO AVOID alternatives to injection wells that involve chemical treatments to release or re-purpose those oil & gas waste waters….
From: kim feil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 11:18 AM
Subject: Be advised/evidence U were notified that alternatives to injection disposal should NOT involve the use of chemical treatments per geochemists