Is Fracking Causing East Texas Earthquakes?
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Earthquakes have been rocking Texas recently. In the last several years since a fracking boom began, the number of recorded earthquakes has increased tenfold.
Scientists in Texas and other states are studying whether wastewater sent to disposal wells are the culprits. It’s a question that has been around for years, but there are no simple answers.
Now, scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have connected a relatively large earthquake in East Texas to disposal wells.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Terrence Henry of StateImpact Texas reports.
- Terrence Henry, energy and environment reporter for KUT and StateImpact Texas. He tweets @TerrenceHenry.