Previous risk maps showed DFW having no significant earthquake risk. Now, North Texas cities have a between 1 and 5 percent chance of being significantly affected by an earthquake. Texas, the USGS says, has the sixth-highest hazard level in the country for man-created earthquake activity.
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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.