This doesn’t surprise me.
What does surprise me is that the Messenger reported it. But, YAY! I’m glad they did.
I made a comment. Let’s see how long it takes the Big Gas apologists and Brenda Rankin to respond with the typical personal attacks and saying how wonderful Big Gas is for Wise County.
Will this be Wise County’s legacy?
Legacy of UT’s oil wealth: a denuded landscape
Decades after production began, saltwater contamination continues to poison West Texas land.
Update: Comment from the Messenger article that broke me up:
2009/8/3 12:56 pm
Gee, lets see – which is easier to believe:
1. There’s a gas pipeline with a leak, and liquid coming out, so the “natural gasoline” type liquid probably came from there.
2. At great risk to his own livelihood, this landowner poisoned his own soil with some 87 octane to “frame” the operator of the pipeline.
Ever heard of Occam’s Razor?