March 28 — Two massive sinkholes in Texas foretell a much larger story about the alarming rates of ground movement caused by oil and gas development in West Texas. A team of geophysicists from Southern Methodist University discovered that large portions of west Texas are sinking and uplifting due to decades-long oil and gas extraction, salt water disposal wells, and carbon dioxide injection.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.