East Texas residents just won an 11-year battle against noise and pollution from a natural gas compression station.
From The Paris News
County residents win 11-year-old lawsuit
This took place in Lamar County where a jury has turned the page on an 11-year-old battle by 12 county residents who filed the case in 1998.
Noise and odor was a major problem for residents living near the compressor but they were given the typical response: We are in compliance so there is nothing you can do.
During the trial it was revealed that “state monitoring, which the company touted as its defense, was really a mere rubber stamp.”
This was another case of the state allowing the industry to regulate itself at citizens’s expense.
Okay, so all you people who have written to me about compressor noise, THIS IS YOUR TICKET!
Link to article
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Suzette Watkins says
Awesome! Good for The People!!
You gotta read the actual News Paper article to find out how worthless the TCEQ really is.
AGREED! It’s too hard to put the link to the article in using only my phone and typing with 2 fingers. I’ve updated to include it though.
Your site is a “gem”!
I live in Upstate NY and Bradford County, NE Pennsylvania. We are going to be the next victims of the gas industry. I am one of the voices “crying in the wilderness” here. Dollar signs are very blinding to many people, especially those who are economically in crisis. Some are making the mistake of signing leases and asking questions later. This article is inspiring. But think of the perseverance and resources it must have taken for these citizens to get satisfaction. Incredible!