December 14, 2010 (CNN). The Arkansas Geological Survey is trying to unravel a mystery: What is causing earthquakes in the town of Guy, Arkansas?
Ausbrooks says the state Geological Survey has no idea whether the current swarm is a natural or man-made event, but his office is seriously exploring the latter. "We see no relation to the drilling in the area, but we haven't ruled out a connection to the salt water disposal wells," he said.
December 14, 2010 (Platts) US Senate Democrats on Tuesday introduced a $1.2 trillion omnibus spending bill that would double the Department of Interior's Outer Continental Shelf drilling inspection staff and significantly boost the Department of Energy's ability to finance nuclear and clean coal projects.