April 7, 2015

Injection wells, fracking, and earthquakes

There are two ways that oil and gas activity can cause earthquakes. The first is the use of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), the high pressure underground explosive activity that can itself provoke lands to shake. The second is the use of waste injection wells, which can trigger geologic faults to shift.

April 1, 2015

Jury reaches verdict in first of many cases brought by Stanford receiver against former Stanford insiders

A jury trial was held last month in federal court in Dallas against Peter Romero, a former U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador and former advisor to R. Allen Stanford. The Romero trial represented the first of a dozen trials scheduled for 2015 and 2016 in cases brought by the Stanford receiver,…