The following video contains a few of the 360 pictures taken on a short flight over small portions of Tarrant, Wise and Denton Counties. These pictures depict the destruction caused by natural gas production.
What is the fuss about drilling a Barnett Shale well? A Barnett well site with a drilling rig operating for three months has the same impact as a city of 4,000 people,- Water use, solid waste generation, air emissions and traffic. The O&G industry has been slow to realize this—that it has too big an impact on the environment. However, if we can reduce our environmental ‘footprint,’ we can realize better returns on our investments and cause less fuss in the community. That is a win-win for everyone.
~David Burnett, Director, Global Petroleum Research Institute
As a reader said: “…all this destruction, so extensive, is for
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