A lawsuit accusing an oil company of being responsible for damage caused by earthquakes in 2011 will go to trial.
A judge ruled last week the class action lawsuit includes citizens with property in nine central Oklahoma counties that were damaged by the earthquakes near Prague.
The lawsuit alleges that a companies wastewater disposal operations caused a trio of earthquakes in November 2011. The quakes included a magnitude 5.7, which was the strongest quake in recorded state history until 2016.
The attorney for the affected home and business owners, Scott Poynter says he intends to prove “the science behind induced seismicity.”
The trial is scheduled to begin in September.