There is a new shale play in South Texas called Eagle Ford.
The Victoria Advocate did a pros and cons article to inform residents in the area.
Con: Shale gas drilling harms the environment and poses health risks
Pro: Shale gas will be a pivot to the oil and gas industry and regional economy
Some suggestions for residents:
You have an opportunity to get ahead on this and learn from the many considerable mistakes made in the Barnett Shale.
Please do not sign any documents until you have advice from an experienced oil and gas attorney.
Read this book: Oil and Gas at Your Door
Make sure all your lawmakers at the local and state levels have a copy of Drill-Right Texas: Best Oil and Gas Development Practices for Texas. Make sure that drilling in your area is done right from the beginning.