Environmental Racism in the Haynesville Shale: New Storm Pregnant with Lightning

Panola water

I drove to the Haynesville shale last Tuesday, to the Church of the Living God where the EPA was holding a community meeting. The residents in this area on the Texas-Louisiana border are still, after more than two decades, trying to get one simple thing: safe drinking water.

I first met David Hudson in 2006, not long after, “What Lies Beneath,”  a story by Rusty Middleton about water contamination in DeBerry, Texas from oil field disposal wells appeared in the Texas Observer. Hudson was already a veteran in dealing with contaminated water.

Read the rest on EARTHblog.

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.


  1. Tad Ghost Hole says

    It seems O&G has matured past their environmental racism and instead ruins the environment regardless of the affluence, creed, or color of those who live nearby. We are all equally expendable for profit in their eyes. Guess I should look into Fruit of the Orchard.

  2. says

    There is a new face for environmental injustice and it’s not just brown people anymore.

    But we should take heed of this case because their water has been contaminated for over 20 years. Things aren’t looking too good for anyone who likes to drink water.
    TXsharon recently posted..North Dakota drilling rig explodesMy Profile