Oklahoma is no longer known... : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Oklahoma is no longer known...
...as the state where the wind comes sweeping down the plains. : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
...as the state where the wind comes sweeping down the plains.
Now the Sooner State leads the world in seismic activity.  : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Now the Sooner State leads the world in seismic activity.
More than 5,000 earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma - three times as many as California. : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
More than 5,000 earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma - three times as many as California.
Officials, now, believe that fracking is not the cause of earthquakes. : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Officials, now, believe that fracking is not the cause of earthquakes.
The real problem is the disposal of wastewater. : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The real problem is the disposal of wastewater.
Hydraulic fracking extracts far more waste water from underground than traditional drilling. : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Hydraulic fracking extracts far more waste water from underground than traditional drilling.
Currently there are no ways of treating, storing or releasing the billions of gallons of wastewater on the surface. : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Currently there are no ways of treating, storing or releasing the billions of gallons of wastewater on the surface.
Instead, drillers pump fluid back underground below groundwater, into wells where it sometimes triggers earthquakes. : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Instead, drillers pump fluid back underground below groundwater, into wells where it sometimes triggers earthquakes.
Oil companies injected more than 1.1 billion barrels of wastewater into the ground. : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Oil companies injected more than 1.1 billion barrels of wastewater into the ground.
Oklahoma now has an earthquake rate 600 times higher than its pre-fracking rate.  : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Oklahoma now has an earthquake rate 600 times higher than its pre-fracking rate.
More than 300 people attended a town hall meeting, recently, after 4 plus magnitude earthquakes hit the area. : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
More than 300 people attended a town hall meeting, recently, after 4 plus magnitude earthquakes hit the area.
Many voiced concerns about home values and safety.  : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Many voiced concerns about home values and safety.
Angela Spotts yells "Moratorium now!" during the town hall meeting. : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Angela Spotts yells "Moratorium now!" during the town hall meeting.
Some state officials report that Oklahomans are going to foot the bill for higher costs... : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Some state officials report that Oklahomans are going to foot the bill for higher costs...
..."people don't realize the overall impact. It's unfortunate that homeowners will pay the bill for the sake of oil companies." : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
..."people don't realize the overall impact. It's unfortunate that homeowners will pay the bill for the sake of oil companies."
Lisa Griggs explains my house is crumbling around me. While insurance has paid $74,000 for repairs, each earthquake brings more damage. : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Lisa Griggs explains my house is crumbling around me. While insurance has paid $74,000 for repairs, each earthquake brings more damage.
My animals can tell when an earthquake is about to happen, "they get nervous". : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
My animals can tell when an earthquake is about to happen, "they get nervous".
For 10 years Jackie Dill called her 1930s rock home, her forever home.  : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
For 10 years Jackie Dill called her 1930s rock home, her forever home.
"Now isn't lovely" says Dill, as she shakes the cracked column on her front porch.  : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"Now isn't lovely" says Dill, as she shakes the cracked column on her front porch.
"We planned to live the rest of our lives here and be comfortable, but that doesn't look like it is going to happen"  : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"We planned to live the rest of our lives here and be comfortable, but that doesn't look like it is going to happen"
"I'm done all my crying. Now, I am just angry". : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"I'm done all my crying. Now, I am just angry".
Homer Ferrell build his housetop withstand any type of disaster, except for earthquakes.  : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Homer Ferrell build his housetop withstand any type of disaster, except for earthquakes.
The family lives in a few rooms of the house, because they are afraid  it will fall down on them. : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The family lives in a few rooms of the house, because they are afraid it will fall down on them.
"The earthquakes just ruined our lives" : The Earthquake Sessions : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"The earthquakes just ruined our lives"