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Residents complain of foul smell

Some West Odessa residents are complaining of headaches and nausea, but no environmental agencies are looking into the oilfield waste landfill that many say is contributing to the symptoms. Joe Mendoza, 28, lives in the neighborhood just west of South Westcliff Road, and said the Tervita landfill looming over the residents sends strong fumes over all the houses. “I work ...

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Permanent air monitor coming to Karnes County

A permanent air monitor is finally coming to the center of the Eagle Ford shale play. According to Lisa Song and David Hasemeyer for InsideClimate News, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has caved to the pressure of a recent study on air quality, as well as malcontent from area officials and residents alike. The new air monitor will ...

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TCEQ plans new air monitoring site in Eagle Ford


SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says it plans to add a new air monitor in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale play to measure the effect of pollution from oil and gas sites that are spreading across South Texas. The move comes after Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff criticized the agency’s attempts to curb air ...

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Natural gas spill causes concern at Lake Stamford

Timothy Chipp | Abilene Reporter-News LAKE STAMFORD, Texas — A natural gas condensate spill at Lake Stamford has officials monitoring the water quality and residents concerned Tuesday. Residents in the area of the former Paint Creek Power Plant reported hearing a loud sound Monday morning, something similar to a jet engine. Hours later, cleanup crews from Atmos Energy and environmental ...

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Editorial: Flaring: the dark side of the oil boom

Bakken Oil Well Flare

The San Antonio Express-News The flaring of natural gas in the Eagle Ford Shale makes for spectacular images. And it is slowly killing Texas and the world. The state clearly needs to begin offering more than the illusion of regulation. This is the biggest take-away from the exhaustively reported four-part series, “Up In Flames,” in the Express-News by Jennifer Hiller ...

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BP requests Texas return $5 million grant

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media A $5 million grant that was awarded to Texas shortly after the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 remains largely unspent after nearly four years, and now BP is requesting the funds be returned because Gov. Rick Perry failed to put them to use on recovery efforts. Neena Satija for the Texas Tribune reports: The ...

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Air pollution regulation in Texas still a cloudy issue

gas flare

By Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Amidst continued debate regarding the effect of fracking and drilling in oil and gas industry, the EPA posted an updated list of manufacturer-tested combustion control devices on May 15. This list is aimed at providing information into the industry that will help oil and gas companies minimize harmful air pollution. Air pollution is ...

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