Ohio leads effort to detect, regulate seismic activity

Ohio is leading a group of oil and gas producing states and seismology experts from across the country to determine how best to detect and regulate human-induced seismic events. The Associated Press reports the initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a link between hydraulic fracturing activities and five micro-seismic events in the eastern part of the state. Ohio oil and gas regulator Rick Simmers told the AP that states are seeking up-to-date information so they can develop appropriate procedures and practices. For more, read the full story.

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