Disasters

Oklahoma Quakes Decline Amid Curbs on Energy Industry’s Disposal Wells

"The number of earthquakes in Oklahoma has fallen 25% in 2016 compared with a year earlier, a decline attributed in part to actions by state regulators to police the oil and gas industry’s practice of pumping wastewater from its operations deep underground."

Source: Wall St. Journal, 07/05/2016

"BP Oil Spill Cost Fishing Industry At Least $94.7 Million In 2010"

"The BP oil disaster cost the Gulf of Mexico's commercial fishing industry $94.7 million to $1.6 billion and anywhere from 740 to 9,315 jobs in the first eight months, according to a new study by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 06/28/2016

"W. Va. Starts Digging Out From Massive Flood Damage; At Least 25 Dead"

"Officials in flood-stricken areas of West Virginia shifted their attention Sunday to repairing damage inflicted by the historic deluge that killed at least 25 people as it washed out homes, roads and bridges. Search and rescue operations continued in some pockets of the state."

Source: USA TODAY, 06/27/2016

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