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Texas oil and gas agency investigating 5.4 magnitude earthquake in West Texas, the largest in three decades

The quake was the third largest in Texas history, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An increase in seismic activity in Texas has been linked to injecting fracking wastewater underground.

By Erin Douglas, The Texas Tribune, and Dylan Baddour, Inside Climate News
Workers ready a fracking rig on the Hasken Oil and Ranch site. 
The Texas oil and gas boom has granted long-lasting revenue for mineral rights holders--granted they can manage to negotiate with landmen who are only worried about their own profits.

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