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The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the number of earthquakes greater than magnitude 3 in Oklahoma is increasing exponentially. There were 20 in 2009 and 427 through the first 10 ½ months of 2014. The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) has now documented a temporal connection between hydraulic fracturing and nearby felt earthquakes, although more research is needed to prove a causal relationship.

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22 December 2014
You can submit comments now to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) regarding its draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Chukchi Lease Sale 193. Letters of support from AAPG members will help strengthen Arctic oil and gas exploration and production. The deadline for submitting comments is Dec. 22.

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AAPG has joined with other geoscience societies to brief congressional staff on basic scientific concepts on energy resources in “Energy from the Earth: Practical geoscience to inform energy legislation." The six 2013-2014 briefings are posted to the internet. The second series will begin in January or February when the new Congress convenes.

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Edith Allison Director, Geoscience and Energy Policy Office +1 202 643 6533
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Colleen Newman Policy Communications Advisor +1 202 288 5337
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