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Taxpayers Could End Up Paying for Abandoned Drilling Sites

Posted on · Among the many side effects of the drop in oil prices has been the issue of oil companies abandoning their drilling sites around Texas. Chris Tomlinson of the Houston Chronicle recently wrote about how taxpayers might end up paying to clean up these sites. And he tells Michael Hagerty why many of these companies are […]

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Are Oil and Gas Really Behind Texas Earthquakes?

Posted on · A new study from Southern Methodist University links earthquakes in North Texas to oil and gas operations. The Texas Railroad Commission’s seismologist has questioned the research and its conclusions. Nevertheless, the commission may shut down a pair of waste water injection wells noted in the study. We discuss the environmental and political implications of these […]

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Earthquakes and Compassion: Tuesday’s Show (April 28, 2015)

Posted on · A new study from Southern Methodist University links earthquakes in North Texas to oil and gas operations. The Texas Railroad Commission’s seismologist has questioned the research and its conclusions. Nevertheless, the commission may shut down a pair of waste water injection wells noted in the study. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the […]