FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 2, 2010
Contact: Helen Sutton
Over the past several years, the amount of drilling in Texas has skyrocketed, especially in Fort Worth and nearby North Texas communities. The jobs and tax revenue that accompany this activity are welcome – the pressure on both the environment and the quality of life for the residents is not. Make no mistake – Texas energy production is important and the industry is a vital part of our economy. I join with the vast majority of Texans in their unified support of a strong Texas energy industry. But the environmental and health concerns brought on by increased drilling activities in urban, suburban and extra-urban settings must be addressed, addressed publicly, and addressed by the proper agency. more…
About Sharon Wilson
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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