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Poisoned families: four case studies of the impacts of dirty drilling in the Barnett Shale

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By Alan Septoff

November 3, 2010

Sharon Wilson, Texas OGAP Organizer was flown to EPA headquarters in North Carolina to present four case studies of health impacts caused by natural gas extraction in the Barnett Shale. She met with the top rule makers in the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards who are working on new rules for the oil and gas industry.

For six years, Sharon has been documenting impacts in the Barnett Shale. The following (after the jump) are four case studies out of hundreds:

Sharon Wilson, Texas OGAP Organizer was flown to EPA headquarters in North Carolina to present four case studies of health impacts caused by natural gas extraction in the Barnett Shale. She met with the top rule makers in the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards who are working on new rules for the oil and gas industry.

For six years, Sharon has been documenting impacts in the Barnett Shale. The following are four case studies out of hundreds:

Bob and Lisa Parr - Bob, Lisa and Emma Parr live in Wise County Texas surrounded by 21 gas wells.

Deborah Rogers - Deborah lives in Fort Worth where industry claims the gas is dry so the emissions are less harmful.

Sandra DenBraber - Sandra also lives in a "dry gas" part of the Barnett Shale. Her home in Arlington is 600' from UNT's Carrizo facility.

Tim and Christine Ruggiero - On September 16, 2009, Aruba Petroleum began drilling 2 wells on Tim and Christine Ruggiero's property

These brave people have made their stories and documentation available in the hopes that they might help others from suffering as they have.

Tagged with: texas ogap, shale gas, public health, natural gas, fracking, epa, bluedaze

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