Texas Energy Chief Says Blame For Earthquakes Is Premature

By Jess Krochtengel (May 15, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT) -- The Texas Railroad Commission isn't the last line of defense against earthquakes, despite a "rush to judgment" that has put the blame for a series of Texas tremors squarely on the shoulders of the oil and gas industry, Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick said in an interview with Law360.

Craddick said it's still not known "for sure" what's causing any of the dozens of earthquakes that have rocked the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in recent years, and said the facts and data haven't yet cemented a link between wastewater injection wells, natural gas drilling and the quakes. In a technically astute...

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