Texas Commission: Evidence ‘Lacking’ Regarding Fracking Injection And Earthquakes

(November 9, 2015, 10:49 AM EST) -- AUSTIN, Texas — The Railroad Commission of Texas (RCT) on Nov. 3 unanimously voted to maintain the waste water disposal permits of two hydraulic fracturing companies following a recommendation by RCT examiners who said evidence was “lacking” with regard to claims that the injection of waste water at two well sites in the state caused earthquakes.

Earthquakes

On Nov. 11, 2013, and on April 12, 2014, earthquakes were reported near Azle, Texas, in proximity to XTO Energy Inc.’s West Lake SWD, Well No. 1 and Enervest...
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