On a gravel road in rural Frio County, sheriff’s deputies are doing something they never thought they would—enforcing state environmental laws in the oilpatch.
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A new 47-page report from Earthworks takes a sobering look at the potential health risks from fracking-related air pollution in Karnes County, one of the epicenters of the Eagle Ford Shale.
The fracking industry and Texas authorities have likely significantly underestimated the amount of water used by frackers in the Eagle Ford Shale.
In the past two years, Texas’ oil production has gone up 71 percent.
A parade of oil and gas industry representatives told legislators today that they are hard at work on reducing the amount of freshwater used in fracking. This is the Texas Legislature, which is enormously deferential to the industry, so the joint hearing of two House committees had the air of a casual fact-finding mission mixed with lots of oil-and-gas boosterism.
The Eagle Ford Shale legislative caucus met for the first time to discuss the economic impact of the oil and gas industry in South Texas.