Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Fracking Lawsuit Can Resume
A woman who claims wastewater disposal practices in Oklahoma’s oil-and-gas fields triggered a 2011 earthquake that caused injuries to her legs has permission to seek damages in court.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court said Tuesday that Sandra Ladra can sue. A lower court judge had said that since her claims involved Oklahoma’s energy industry, she should go to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Ladra’s fireplace collapsed during a Nov. 5, 2011, earthquake that is Oklahoma’s strongest on record. She says the temblor was manmade. More