Steve Brown, the Fort Bend County political activist who was the Democratic nominee for an open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission last fall, was a voice crying in the wilderness when he warned that the oil and gas industry needed to answer for a spate of earthquakes across Texas, particularly in North Texas’ gas-rich Barnett Shale. Brown, of course, got rolled in the Republican landslide, and his warnings, for the most part, went unheeded. Until now.
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