Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Geological Survey issued a report in April saying it’s “very likely” most of the state’s recent earthquakes were triggered by the injection of wastewater from oil and gas drilling operations.

Off The Grid   Let’s call it what it is – fracking. Not only is fracking wrong and dangerous, but also we’re putting oil ahead of water. Water that’s used in fracking gets contaminated for a minimum of thirty years: it’s useless. If you’ve been out in the desert for a week and you’re dying

A Missouri grandfather who’s serving life in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses is still waiting for a chance at freedom months after Governor Nixon commuted the life without parole sentence.

Jen Hobbs In July, we reported on President Obama’s commutation of nonviolent drug offenders. What most people don’t know is that even after a sentence is commuted, the individual isn’t immediately set free. It can take months, sadly even years, for a person who shouldn’t even be in prison to be freed.  Unfortunately, this is the case

Protestors in Portland work together to stop Shell from sending ship to drill for oil in the Arctic.

Off The Grid According to reports from the Seattle Times, protestors in Portland are doing everything they can to delay Shell’s Arctic icebreaker from leaving their port. The 380-foot vessel, named the MSV Fennica, arrived in Portland last Saturday for repairs. Shell received a permit last week to begin drilling but cannot start until the

The New York Times published an article on William J. Lewinski, a psychologist who “studied police shootings” and reportedly charges $1,000 an hour to testify on behalf of police officers in criminal trials.

Off The Grid Dr. Lewinski runs a company called “Force Science Institute.”  He is credited, according to his website, with having “prevented some [police] officers from going to prison when they were wrongly accused of criminally using deadly force.”   One of these cases, according to the New York Times’ journalist Matt Apuzzo, was the shooting death

A Hillview, Kentucky man was arrested for shooting down a drone worth $1,800. He says he was protecting his property and the privacy of his daughters, as the drone was hovering over them in his backyard.

Jen Hobbs  Is it an invasion of privacy for someone to fly a personal drone over someone else’s property without that person’s permission?  I’d say yes. There’s no way to tell what the intentions are of the anonymous person manning the drone. Is this person flying the drone for fun? Is this person gathering intel to rob you later

It’s time again to answer questions from you, my vigilant fans! Got a question for the Governor? Sound off at Ora.tv/OffTheGrid.

Off The Grid Yves Legault from Canada asks: Why can the government get away with illegal activities by declaring them top secret? Jesse Says: Related Story Jesse Ventura: We Should Destroy Every Nuclear Weapon on the Planet It’s because they set up the rules! Anything they do that’s illegal, all they need to do is

Pennsylvania is on the verge of becoming one of the first states in the country to base criminal sentences not only on what crimes people have been convicted of, but also on whether they are deemed likely to commit additional crimes.

Off The Grid   It’s ridiculous. This is thought police. We now get convicted for what we might do. What ever happened to the day when you got convicted for the crime you did? I don’t think the thought police have any business in our judicial part of government. You prosecute people for what they’ve

The Orange County Register reports that three Santa Ana police officers want to quash a surveillance video that shows officers making derogatory comments about a disabled woman and possibly snacking on pot edibles during a recent raid of a medical marijuana dispensary.

Off The Grid   I’d like to say to all police officers: when you do busts on medical marijuana, you’re hurting people that aren’t there. Medical marijuana helps seizure patients. It helps glaucoma and cancer patients. So when you bust in thinking you’re doing such a great job, just remember: what you’re doing could very

Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to make election a day a holiday, suggesting that it could make it easier to vote. He’s also introduced legislation that would automatically register 18-year-olds to vote, and said last week that he intends to offer legislation that would allow public financing of campaigns.

Off The Grid These are all good ideas for the most part. Although, I have my doubts about making Election Day a holiday because by federal law your boss has to give you time to go vote. So you have the ability to vote if you take the initiative. Making Election Day a holiday seems