Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Forum on Shale Development - Best practices and environmental concernes. Tomorrow at 10:00 am. I’ll be sending out some tweets or live blogging. Related Posts: - Yale Environment...
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Those 32 degrees must be why the view from my window this morning is a bit frosty.
I seem to have recovered, finally, from whatever it was that was causing me a respiratory malady. Did yesterday's wind blow the bad stuff away?
Was there bad stuff in the air of late? A lot of locals seemed to be having some breathing woes.
In Texas there is no state agency that monitors the air quality in any meaningful way.
Because Texas does not have any state agency that monitors the air quality in any meaningful way, the federal government tries to help with air and water quality issues.
Like in the past week, or so, the EPA was appalled to find that the drinking water supply to some homes in south Parker County had an acceptable level of methane and other bad stuff. Methane is another name for natural gas.
The Texas state agency that should have been appalled that the result of some poorly regulated Barnett Shale Natural Gas Driller had been contaminating a water supply, instead made the EPA and the federal government intervention the issue, making the embarrassingly bogus claim that Texas had looked into the water problem and saw no problem.
Anyway, I'm glad to be back breathing easier. For now.