Many researchers and environmentalists have been convinced for a while that oil and gas activities are responsible for the majority of Texas’s recent earthquakes, with several studies showing an apparent relationship between fracking practices and the wave of quakes rippling through the Lone Star State. Just last month, the Environmental Protection Agency said there was a strong possibility earthquakes in North Texas were the result of oilfield wastewater disposal wells. But oil and gas companies have consistently rejected these claims, as has the Texas Railroad Commission, which is tasked with regulating the industry.
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.