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By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune West Texas has seen a dramatic increase in earthquakes, jumping from 19 in 2009 to 1,600 in 2017 alone, according to a new study published Monday by the University of Texas at Austin.
Earthquakes have been on the rise in Texas for almost a decade. A lot of scientific research links these tremors to oil and gas activity, specifically to injection wells where frack wastewater is disposed of deep below the earth’s surface. … Continue reading
The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that they will end the use of private prisons. The department will review the contracts of 13 prisons and allow them to expire. Five of those prisons are in Texas. Private prison corporate stocks dropped … Continue reading
Federal officials said the contract facilities don’t offer substantial cost savings or provide the same level of security as those run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.