The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): A study published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology says not enough studies have been done on the health effects of the natural gas drilling boom. Are areas like Tarrant County that have seen a lot of drilling still safe, or do we really have no idea?
Y’all really should have been trying harder to answer that question five years ago. Katie Martinez
In other words, we need more money for more studies so we can hopefully uncover a problem that has yet to be identified. David Hallum
We can’t trust any studies given to us by the industry or even the Railroad Commission. A non-biased detailed study of air, water, earthquakes and the corresponding pollution is needed. John Obeidin
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Why we are allowing gas and oil drilling is shameful. It is because the gas and oil industry pretty much own our government now. Oil is a finite resource, wind and sunlight are not. Bill Reedy
I don’t think we really have any idea — and, unfortunately, the immediate gratification of the almighty dollar often takes precedence over the long-term possible consequences. Christina McClure
Earthquakes when there haven’t been any before, more hydrocarbons pumping into the air than rush-hour traffic, water pollution and water shortages ... Nah, it’s fine. Jake Laird
Safe from what? Pretty clear we are not safe from earthquakes. Haven’t seen flames coming out of the faucet yet, but we need to see the big energy companies create a fund to repair all the house foundations damaged by fracking quakes. Scott Shirley
The rub is going to come when they start running pipelines through the city to gather it. Can’t run them under the roads, they’ll be through your front yard. Perry Cozzen
Not enough studies, or not enough studies with the result they wanted? Lesley Hensell Demond