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Judges dismisses Oklahoma earthquakes lawsuit


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against three oil and gas companies over Oklahoma's ongoing earthquakes.

The lawsuit, filed last year on behalf of Sierra Club Oklahoma, asked for a reduction of production waste from Devon Energy Corp., Chesapeake Energy Corp. and New Dominion LLC, The Oklahoman ( ) reported.

The environmental group wanted an independent earthquake monitoring and prediction center to analyze the companies' wastewater volumes and connections to induced seismicity.

But Judge Stephen P. Friot ruled Tuesday that such decisions...

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