Tag Archives: Earthquakes

Despite Expert Reassurance, Pecos Residents Are Concerned About Earthquakes

Earthquakes have been on the rise in Texas for almost a decade. A lot of scientific research links these tremors to oil and gas activity, specifically to injection wells where frack wastewater is disposed of deep below the earth’s surface. … Continue reading

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Texas Railroad Commission Refutes Study Linking Quakes to Oil and Gas Industry

An inquiry by the agency that regulates the oil and gas industry in Texas has found that oil and gas activity did not likely cause a swarm of earthquakes around the north Texas towns of Azle and Reno starting in … Continue reading

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Railroad Commission Hopefuls Discuss Disposal Well Plan

Two Railroad Commission hopefuls on Wednesday called the agency’s efforts to regulate wastewater disposal wells a good first step in addressing the spate of earthquakes that have shaken up parts of North Texas — a phenomenon that some suspect is … Continue reading

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Here Are 9 Studies Linking Quakes and Drilling Activity in Texas

This story was originally published on Monday, May 12.  These can be shaky times for Texas. The number of recorded earthquakes (most larger than 3.0) has increased tenfold since a drilling boom began several years ago. The Lone Star State is … Continue reading

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