Many candidates' reluctance to acknowledge a link between oil and gas drilling and a recent spate of earthquakes in North Texas has stirred new debate in the race for Railroad Commission, the state's oil and gas regulator.
As the oil and gas industry continues to flourish in Texas, several areas of the state are experiencing small earthquakes, and scientists see a link. But the shaking is just part of what has many of the affected residents on edge.
A few companies in Texas are developing pilot projects to capture and use the excess natural gas that is often vented into the air or burned during the oil drilling process. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.