Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

"10% of U.S. Earthquakes Are in Okla. Is Drilling To Blame?"

"MARIETTA, Okla. -- The ground had been shaking for a week, on and off, when the biggest of the earthquakes hit. People here heard two loud booms. Then the picture frames started falling. Wendy Gillham turned to see her flat-screen television crash to the floor only a foot or so from her infant girl. Then she looked outside and saw her chimney in pieces on her driveway."

Source: EnergyWire, 12/03/2013

"East Texans Seek Shutdown of Pegasus Pipeline"

"GUN BARREL CITY — For nearly 83 years, Jim Howell was hardly one to cause a political ruckus. But this spring, he realized that a crude oil superhighway ran through his backyard — just two feet below his patchy lawn and seven feet beyond a newly built porch displaying a sign declaring 'cowpokes welcome.'"

Source: Texas Tribune, 11/12/2013


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