Oh boy! This is discouraging. Out of 254 Texas counties, Wise County is number 33. Of Course Harris is #1 with all the oil and gas refineries there that’s no surprise. The Barnett Shale drilling has contributed significantly to Wise County air pollution. WATCH OUT COWTOWN!
That would be diesel emissions like these from a drilling rig:
Now imagine Fort Worth’s air once Chesapeake gets all those drilling rigs fired up. You might be the next pollution winner.
Diesel engines are significant contributors to air pollution. Moreover, the adverse
health impacts of diesel pollution are dire, posing a serious threat to public health
nationwide, and especially in urban areas. … Diesel exhaust contains over 40 chemicals that are listed by EPA and California as toxic air contaminants, known human carcinogens, probable human carcinogens, reproductive toxicants or endocrine disrupters.