Date:March 3, 2015 April 6, 2015 April 9, 2015 April 27, 2015 May 11, 2015 June 23, 2015 July 8, 2015
Oklahoma's scientists had suspected for years that the earthquake swarms afflicting the state were caused by oil and gas operations. But they didn't alert the public. Mike Soraghan figured out why. In his investigation of the earthquakes for EnergyWire, he found that the Oklahoma Geological Survey bent to industry influence and official denial. That allowed complacent state officials to ignore the problem and avoid confronting a powerful industry.