A decade ago, following the overwhelming defeat of a referendum to boost state taxes on motor fuels, supporters of increased transportation funding hit on a new approach. In 2005, the legislature approved HB 1078, creating the Rebuilding Oklahoma Access and Driver Safety (ROADS) fund dedicated for maintenance and repair of st
“We don’t know what it’s doing to our roadways and, specifically, we don’t know what it’s doing to our bridges. In the last week, Oklahoma — not the United States, but Oklahoma — has experienced 11 percent of all earthquakes in the world.”
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation Director Mike Patterson (Source: http://bit.ly/1oLWubf)
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“I’m not even a seismologist. I can tell you what made the earth start shaking. Forty-five years I’ve lived on this hill. I never felt anything until they started injecting that salt water.”
-Marietta resident Jonny Hickman, speaking about the link between earthquakes and oil and gas wastewater injection wells (Source: http://bit.ly/PYmd0l)
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Poll: Voters Favor Eliminating Tax Break for Horizontal Drilling
(Tulsa, OK: April 8, 2014): A new poll finds that Oklahoma voters strongly support eliminating tax breaks for horizontal drilling in order to provide more funding for education, public safety, highways, and other state needs.
Number of earthquakes of magnitude 3 or higher in Oklahoma so far this year, matching the total for all of 2013.
Source: Oklahoma Geological Survey via Bloomberg News
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