Monday, February 10, 2014

Parker County Continues to Be a Battleground For Enviro Groups, Oil and Gas Industry

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday at a congressional hearing; specifically how the agency handled complaints by Parker County residents that their water wells were contaminated with methane.
"The EPA, falsely claiming the [Railroad] Commission had done nothing, decided to step in and conduct their own investigation, or what I would term a 'witch hunt,'" Porter told members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee chaired by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio).
Following a series of stories on News 8, Parker County has become a key player in the national debate over natural gas drilling and its effects on groundwater.
Read the whole article here. 

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