Reposting with video.
EPA sued over lack of oil-gas rules
Denton Record Chronicle – Denton,TX,USA
by Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
Environmental groups are suing the EPA for
…failing to write emission rules for the oil and gas industry
thus allowing Big Oil to violate the Clean Air Act.
According to a recent Southern Methodist University peer reviewed study,
…by 2009, residents can expect 620 tons of smog-forming compounds each day from producers working in the Barnett Shale, including 33 tons per day of toxic compounds such as benzene and formaldehyde, and 33,000 equivalent tons of greenhouse gases
The following is a video of a Denton County Barnett Shale gas well undergoing hydraulic fracture.
Sludge pits are another major source of VOCs. Texas needs legislation to require closed loop systems instead of sludge pits.