Wed. News

LA Times –  Oklahoma coming to terms with unprecedented surge in earthquakes

“The state had 109 temblors measuring 3.0 or greater in 2013 — more than 5,000% above normal.”

“Scientists say the more likely cause of the recent increase is underground injection wells drilled by the oil and gas industry. About 80% of the state is within nine miles of an injection well, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey.”

All Points Bulliten:
Has anyone seen Darrell Goad online? He used to post those vids all the time with the summary of the helicorders. Now his channel is almost blank. Comment if you can find out what happened.

2.3 quake at Fairfield Bay, Arkansas

Fuel Fix –
Bizarre sea creature caught on Gulf rig camera (video) < looks like a ray

Obama is pals with BP:
HOUSTON – In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP fell from its perch as the biggest provider of jet fuel to the Department of Defense, barred from doing business with the federal government in late 2012.
Nearly two years later, BP has secured its first contract with the government’s military arm since the Obama Administration lifted the company’s debarment from federal contracts in March, a Defense Department spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. . . .

On the Lake Peigneur saga –
The Daily IberianWaiting on Jindal: Governor’s signature all that’s needed for SB 585 About Lake Peigneur to become law

Senate Bill 585, which places a two-year moratorium on constructing solution-mined salt caverns in Iberia Parish, is awaiting Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signature after being sent to his office June 1 from the Secretary of the Senate.
“I’m anticipating a signature pretty soon,” said state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, who pushed the bill through the House and Senate. “I think it’s just a matter of timing.”
Save Lake Peigneur President Nara Crowley said she is waiting until the bill is law before getting anything started, but she has been in contact with AGL Resources, the company hoping to construct two more Twin Tower-sized salt caverns beneath the lake. . . .