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OKLAHOMA CITY – While earthquakes are becoming more and more frequent, a local chapter hopes a petition will curb the moving and shaking for years to come.

The OK Sierra Club Chapter director says earthquakes are occurring nationwide that directly correlate to the increased use of injection wells for oil and gas fracking fluids.

The chapter has created a petition that will be presented to the Corporation Commission, asking them to address the problem.

Officials with the organization say the Oklahoma Corporation Commission does not have any rules requiring seismic studies before an injection well goes into operation.

Several other states have adopted rules and laws addressing earthquake activity related to injection wells.

For more information, or to sign the petition, visit the Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club’s website.