Denton citizens are sustainability heroes.
Shale is not a particularly stable geologic structure.
Hydraulic fracturing deliberately shifts shale, so it is very reasonable to expect shifts farther than planned. Demanding a specific connection between “a” well and “a” quake is not valid. Not knowing about burglars at at my door does not make them less threatening.
Air and soil quality monitoring done by the energy companies is the only monitoring done frequently and close enough to wells. One should beware a fox watching the henhouse.
Water in Texas is an issue without fracking. A process that requires injecting enormous quantities of precious water, often drinkable, into the ground, is unwise. Adding carcinogenic and toxic chemicals that remain is all the worse.
Pipelines that gather raw gas for processing are carrying gas in its most corrosive, toxic and dangerous form. Without serious scrutiny in urban areas, these lines are time bombs.
Flaring, the burning off of gas not cost-effective to process, has an environmental impact roughly equal to an additional million automobiles on our highways. That is no help.
Denton is not spinning hyperbole; it is trying to avoid disasters.
— Carl Weddle, Arlington