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Thousands of earthquakes are shaking Texas. What the frack is going on?

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For years we have been told fracking and oil-production will not damage the environment, and yet now it is coming out that there are already consequences being felt as a result of the fracking boom.

These are just what is now known about the problem, and no one really knows how this is going to affect all of us long-term. The earthquakes from this problem in West Texas are already being felt in Dallas and Fort Worth.

According to a study of the recent tremors, several of the earthquakes felt were level 4 magnitude. For those of us living in Texas this is going to be a new reality, and something our building codes have not taken into consideration.

Attorney Domingo Garcia is one of few big Texas attorneys handling property damage cases. If you have a potential claim, please contact me for a FREE evaluation.

Texas went big on oil. Earthquakes followed.

VOX News
By Neel Dhanesha

The reason why is disconcerting: Seismologists say that one of the state’s biggest industries is upsetting a delicate balance deep underground. They blame the oil and gas business — and particularly a technique called wastewater injection — for waking up ancient fault lines, turning a historically stable region into a shaky one, and opening the door to larger earthquakes that Texas might not be ready for.

The state is finally trying to change that. In December, the Texas Railroad Commission — the state agency that regulates oil and gas operations and no longer has anything to do with railroads — suspended wastewater injection at 33 sites across a region where more than half a million people live. This is a notable turnaround for the Railroad Commission, which until recently did not acknowledge a link between oil and gas operations and earthquakes, and might be a sign of just how serious the earthquakes have gotten.

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    Attorney Domingo Garcia has led an active civic, legal and political career. He was born in Midland, Texas and grew up in Dallas, Texas. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Texas in 1980.

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