Bridlewood Quality of Life Coalition


Area Gas Drilling Causes Smog & Toxic Gases by kim0917
9 December 2008, 10:17 am
Filed under: News, Quality of Life

Nearly 10,000 producing gas wells have been drilled in the Barnett Shale region and thousands more have been permitted by the Texas Railroad Commission. In Fort Worth alone, over 1,000 natural gas wells have been drilled inside the city limits within the past three years, dramatically increasing air pollution by at least three-fold, according to a peer-reviewed study by Dr. Al Armendariz, of Southern Methodist University.  As he pointed out in a recent lecture, Barnett Shale drilling activities are the largest source of smog (NOx and VOC), greenhouse gases and air toxic compounds in North Central Texas

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