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The Scientist Tapped To Study the Role of Earthquakes in Oil Exploration is from West Texas

On August 8, the Railroad Commission of Texas named a new seismologist. He’s Aaron Velasco, a professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, UTEP.

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Election Results in the Permian Basin

West Texans went to the polls on Tuesday and for the most part helped support a GOP sweep for the top-ticket positions across the state. A statewide GOP sweep means Greg Abbott as governor, Dan Patrick as lieutenant governor, Ken Paxton as attorney general, Glenn Hegar as comptroller, George P. Bush as land commissioner, Ryan Sitton as railroad … Continue reading

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Christi Craddick: The Texas Tribune Interview

The Railroad Commission of Texas has a new leader. The state’s oil and gas regulator, which has three commissioners, elected Christi Craddick, a Republican, as its chairman Tuesday. She replaced Barry Smitherman, who will be leaving the commission after choosing not to run … 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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Don’t Frack on Me: Challenges to the Right to Drill

In Texas, a government official has warned that groups opposed to fracking might be acting on behalf of Russia. In Colorado, a TV ad portrays fracking opponents as goofy idiots who believe the moon may be made of cheese. The attacks on drilling … Continue reading

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