Earthquakes in Texas doubled in 2021 due to oil companies’ water injections
The surge in seismic activity from increased underground pressure is shaking the West Texas ground and rattling longtime residents. Read more on texastribune.org.
As world leaders seek to rein in methane, Texas’ oil and gas industry pressured to cut emissions.
A proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule could require oil and gas producers to monitor and reduce emissions of methane in the field. Read more on texastribune.org.
Texas regulators want to prepare the state’s electricity grid for extreme weather. But that’s a moving target in a warming world.
The state plans to use past weather data to craft rules for power plant upgrades. Scientists warn that the accelerating effects of climate change make relying on old data alone insufficient. Read more on texastribune.org.