Study Links Texas Earthquakes To Fracking Disposal Wells

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT) -- A University of Texas study released Monday suggests earthquakes caused by oil and gas development in Texas are more common than previously recognized, fueling the national debate about how to regulate possible environmental, health and safety risks posed by drilling activities.

The study reveals that most earthquakes in the Barnett Shale region of north Texas occur within a few miles of one or more injection wells used to dispose of wastewater associated with hydraulic fracturing.

Cliff Frohlich said his findings, while not addressing the possible correlation...
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