What can city leaders really do about earthquakes?

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EDMOND, Okla. – Following a series of earthquakes that shook Edmond homes over the last several days, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission decided to take action.

The commission announced that it has limited the volume of wastewater disposal in wells in the area.

However, many residents are still concerned about the future of their property.

The City of Edmond says it will continue to provide planning and zoning review for oil and gas wells, but their hands are tied.

All cities in Oklahoma are limited by state law from “prohibiting or banning any oil and gas operations, including oil and gas exploration, drilling, fracture simulation, completion, production, maintenance, plugging and abandonment, produce water disposal, secondary recovery operations, flow and gathering lines or pipeline infrastructure,” according to State Law 809.

If you are concerned about the earthquake activity or have questions, call the OCC directly at (405) 521-4180.

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