“Vexed by Earthquakes, Texas Calls in a Scientist”
September 28, 2014
The hydraulic fracturing boom has lifted the state economy, but raised serious environmental concerns. One of the most troubling and poorly understood issues is the role of fracking in an ongoing wave of earthquakes. In this investigative profile, the Chronicle examines the man hired by the state to determine the relationship between fracking and seismic activity. The story offers a unique perspective on the work of a powerful yet highly secretive state agency at a crucial time for the state.
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