If you want to know how bad the smog was here and how our air ranks compared to the rest of the country, check out the information and pictures at Durango Texas.
I was in Wise County today with people from out-of-town. We all had sinus problems, sore throats and coughs after about an hour’s exposure to the drilling toxins. Big Gas has an exemption from our Clean Air Act that allows them to get away with THIS. Emission from natural gas development should be aggregated!
Wise County, Texas has Most VOC’s in Region
UPDATE: Help is on the way!
Hank Gilbert Calls On Texas To Go Green
Don’t forget that on Governor Perry’s watch Texas became #1 in every thing that is dirty!
Also remember that in 2004 Kay Bailey Hutchinson was 2nd only to George Bush in the most money received from the oil & gas industry.
Texas is #1 in all things DIRTY!
Go Green, Texas
BY THE NUMBERS
Texas is the worst air polluter in the nation. (SOURCE: Congressional Quarterly’s State Fact Finder 2007)
Texas releases more volatile organic compounds into the air than any other state in the country. (SOURCE: ScoreCard.org )
Texas releases more toxic chemicals into water than any other state in the nation. (SOURCE: ScoreCard.org)
Texas ranks fifth in the nation in terms of toxic chemicals released into the air. (SOURCE: ScoreCard.org)
Texas releases more cancer-causing carcinogens into the air than any other state in the U.S. (SOURCE: ScoreCard.org)
Texas ranks seventh out of the fifty states in terms of the number of cancer-causing carcinogens released into water. (SOURCE: ScoreCard.org)
Texas ranks second among the fifty states in the amount of hazardous waste generated and first in carbon dioxide emissions. (SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [LINK])
There’s a lot more…
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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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Terrible smog day this AM in Booger County!!
Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths says
Yay! We won! Doh, that's not something to be proud of is it?