The Texas Railroad Commission has just announced they will start naming DFW earthquakes.
The Commission will follow the A to Z system used by the National Hurricane Center to name tropical storms. This morning Irving residents experienced Earthquake Anadarko.
The tentative list for 2015:
- Range Resources
The RRC announced yesterday that they will not study the current earthquake swarm in Irving. Instead naming the earthquakes is how the RRC intends to keep their ONE seismologist busy in his free time as he oversees 500,000 oil and gas wells in the state.
For more information on the current DFW earthquake swarm see: Dear Irving and this post.
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Does the RRC get royalties from the industries they’ve used to name earth quakes? 🙁
Maybe there is some kind of lottery where they industry pays to keep their name off the list.
WAJ–how worthless can that be? Typical waste of tax money by the RRC.
Nomenclature is important. That list is perfect! Lets start calling things what they are for a change. The whole fracking project should be called STP for Screw the Public.
Tim Ruggiero says
I think sponsorship should be allowed, too. Like the Denton Ban- “Brought to you by EnerVest, XTO and Eagle Ridge”.