UPDATE: For the best reporting to date on this case see: Better reporting on Range Resources water contamination case in Parker County, it is a long but essential read if you are interested in this case.
I would bet that most people, when faced with a garden hose turned flame thrower and explosive levels of methane that could blow up their house, would welcome the EPA’s intervention and would completely agree with this Denton Record Chronicle editorial.
Thank God for the folks at the EPA, who know what their job is and did it. Range Production vehemently denies that the gas contaminating the Parker County water is their gas, and they may be right. For the record, however, the EPA says it has tested the gas, and it matches the composition of gas from two nearby Range Production wells.
Just whose gas it is, is secondary at the moment to the safety of those people who have the equivalent of kerosene coming out of their showerheads and toilet tanks
If you haven’t read the whole EPA order, please do. The have an amazing amount of evidence and have crossed every “t” and dotted every “i.”