Meeting on quakes leaves some residents frustrated

1/3/2014

AZLE, Texas (AP) - Many residents left a town hall meeting about a series of minor earthquakes in North Texas frustrated, saying their questions and concerns were left unaddressed by officials.

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter hosted Thursday's meeting at Azle High School in Azle. The commission regulates oil and gas operations.

Authorities are trying to figure out what's been causing the earthquakes in an area about 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth. Officials recorded more than a dozen small quakes in November and several more in December.

Many residents say the earthquakes are related to injection wells used in the hydraulic fracturing or fracking process.

Officials at the meeting say they are pleased the Railroad Commission is working with geologists to find answers to residents' questions.


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