Readers comment on Friday’s news story, “Azle crowd frustrated by lack of answers about quakes,” at star-telegram.com.
The oil and mineral companies claiming they know nothing about the quakes is like Atmos Energy saying that the gas leak in North Richland Hills might not have been the source of the house explosion. Jeffrey Turner
They could have just asked people to comment on a website or send in a letter. Why waste people’s time? Did you really think they were coming into this hoping to ease people’s fears or solve any problems? Lisa Hornsby
Lack of answers in Azle? No surprise there, since the Texas Railroad Commission is bought and paid for by the oil and gas lobby. Bill Davis
Sounds like an agenda-driven witch hunt by the environmentally correct left. I believe most scientists know what causes earthquakes. But can they control them? Not likely. They have been occurring for eons, and why should an earthquake in California be any different from an earthquake in Texas? They should have similar characteristics. Carmon Mays
You’re ignoring the overwhelming opinion of those in academia and the USGS who state unequivocally that there is a link between fracking waste-injection wells and earthquakes, not just in Texas but in Oklahoma and Ohio as well.
It’s going to get really hard to make the connection between injection wells and the earthquakes after the gas industry makes it clear to the Railroad Commission just what their findings are going to be. Dennis Novak
There is drilling and fracking all over Texas. If you look at a map of recent seismic events, they are concentrated in just a few areas, including Azle and Venus. If fracking caused earthquakes, there would be quakes all over the state and throughout Tarrant County, not just in Azle.
Lesley Hensell Demond