Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

Oklahoma Puts New Limits on Oil and Gas Wells to Fight Quakes

"Facing a six-year barrage of increasingly large earthquakes, Oklahoma regulators are effectively ordering the state’s powerful oil-and-gas industry to substantially cut back the underground disposal of industry wastes that have caused the tremors across the state."

Source: NY Times, 03/08/2016

"Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business"

"The Gulf of Mexico is now open for commercial fish farming.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last month that, for the first time in the U.S., companies can apply to set up fish farms in federal waters.

The idea is to compete with hard-to-regulate foreign imports. But opening the Gulf to aquaculture won't be cheap, and it could pose environmental problems."

Source: NPR, 02/09/2016

"More Quakes Rattle Oklahoma But State Avoids Tough Measures"

"In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they're feeling on firmer ground though no one is ready yet to declare victory."

Source: AP, 01/19/2016

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