Just as new scientific reports are reinforcing links between fracking and earthquakes, Texas legislators are moving to limit cities’ control over oil and gas drilling in their communities.
More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
The state's official seismologist has no plans for immediate action following a report that says gas drilling and wastewater injection most likely caused a swarm of earthquakes in North Texas.
With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and waste water injection.
A total of five earthquakes were confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey to have hit North Texas in a single day last week.
An earthquake has been felt in North Texas for the third time Thursday.
Breaking news from NBC 5. An earthquake has been felt in North Texas for the second time Thursday.
A 2.7-magnitude earthquake struck Irving early Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A magnitude-2.4 earthquake was recorded Wednesday evening near Farmers Branch, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The 2.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 10:12 p.m. Saturday night, according to a report by The U.S. Geological Survey.