Top scientists piled up evidence that the quakes were triggered by a byproduct of oil and gas production. Wildcatters had discovered they could pump millions of gallons of chemically treated water and sand into natural-gas wells at extreme pressure to fracture rock and let gas escape. They combined that technique – fracking – with other technological advances to turn the U.S. into one of the world’s top energy producers.
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.