All odors from gas development are not equal and all are not offensive according to this article in the Denton Record Chronicle. There are many different kinds of odors from gas development and some of the most deadly have little or no smell at all.
Gas complaints jump to TCEQ’s top priority
Residents can report odors, other problems with shale facilities
06:12 PM CST on Thursday, December 24, 2009
By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
The new procedures require the state to investigate odors or other pollution complaints within 12 hours.
Members of the Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project pushed for new tools and new procedures, which include odor logs and nuisance affidavits that residents can complete themselves.
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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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Jovan Gonzales says
So since these companies rarely adhere to the rules since they have ungodly amounts of money, what happens if they DON'T do an investigation?
Will the people filing the complains have to sign something that indicates that the problem was investigated?
Do we know if they will be required to FIX the problem?
SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!