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Texas Proposes Tougher Rules On Wells After Quakes

The Texas Railroad Commission has proposed tightening regulations for injection wells as scientists explore a potential link between high-pressure wastewater disposal and the earthquakes rattling North Texas.

08/25/2014

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Texas Seismologist Says Quakes Have Continued

Researchers at Southern Methodist University are studying whether the seismic activity is linked to high-pressure injection wells where hydraulic fracturing fluids are disposed.

08/25/2014

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Federal Study: Less Shake From Artificial Earthquakes

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude.

08/18/2014

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Earthquake Risk Rises For One-Third Of U.S.

A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.

07/18/2014

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Lawmakers To Discuss Parker County Quakes

Hundreds of earthquakes rocked the same community since December. On Monday, legislators in Austin are taking a closer look at what is going on in the area near Azle and Reno.

05/12/2014

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Study: 300 Earthquakes In Parker County Since December

There have been more than 300 earthquakes reported in Parker County since December, according to just-published research conducted by an earthquake study team.

05/08/2014

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State Takes Fracking Action After Swarm Of Earthquakes

The ground is still shaking in northern Parker and Tarrant County. A system of seismic monitors is still picking up small movements.

03/18/2014

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Plan Could Ban Fracking In One North Texas City

A citizens group in Denton announced plans Tuesday to try to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

02/18/2014

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Earthquake Shakes Benbrook Area

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that a 2.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the city of Benbrook at 1:32 a.m. on Sunday.

02/02/2014

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Commission Can’t Shake Azle Residents’ Resolve

As the sun set Wednesday, a tank truck dumped a load at a disposal well for gas drilling waste in far north Parker County. It’s the one thing dozens of residents in the area didn’t want to see.

01/22/2014

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North Texans Protest Fracking, Earthquakes At Railroad Commission Meeting

Dozens of North Texas residents were in Austin Tuesday, urging the Texas Railroad Commission to take action after a swarm of earthquakes.

CBS 11–01/21/2014

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Azle Residents Take Quake Concerns To Austin

Frustrated with the dozens of minor earthquakes in their community, a group of about 50 residents from Azle are heading to Austin on Tuesday to meet with state officials.

01/21/2014

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