in a Wise County back yard.
Welcome to the Ruggiero home in Wise County. They bought 10 acres, built a nice fence and a barn then bought their 9 year old daughter, Reilly, a horse for Christmas. Now they have to board their horses at a cost of $1,000/month because, as you can see, there is no place left to keep them. The Ruggiero’s 10 acres just happened to be part of the 950 acre Wright lease. Out of that 950 acres of mostly vacant land, the only place Aruba Petroleum found to drill was in the Ruggiero’s backyard.
(See daytime pictures HERE)
Industry likes to claim that the vapor, smoke, steam you see is only sand.
Tim Ruggiero is now a powerful speaker for drilling reform. When he spoke in Fort Worth recently, many in the audience shed tears and everyone was shocked. He received a standing ovation.
You can read the entire story, view more videos and many pictures HERE
The now well known view out the Ruggiero kitchen window.