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Fallin creates council on seismic activity

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has announced the creation of a Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity to link researchers with policy makers and energy industry experts as Oklahoma experiences a dramatic uptick in earthquake activity.

Fallin's announcement on Thursday came during the fourth annual Governor's Energy Conference in Oklahoma City.

The council will be headed by Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague. Fallin says Oklahoma is seeing more earthquakes today than it did several decades ago, and that it's important to study the issue.

The council will include input from public sector groups, research institutions, industry groups and state lawmakers.

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