Gas Drilling’s Toxic Cloud Exposed
DISH, the little town that packs a big punch when it comes to making life uncomfortable for gas drillers, is hosting a Town Hall meeting at 7 tonight
to reveal some startling information.
Texas OGAP’s Wilma Subra and DISH Mayor Calvin Tillman are sharing the results of an air quality survey that they say contradicts the gas industry’s claims of safe air.
An undercover team in an unmarked white van patrolled the DISH area to test a new measurement technology that enables drive-by emissions testing of air quality. A team of experts, including Subra, an environmental chemist, and a representative with Wolf Eagle Environmental, found significantly elevated methane and hydrogen sulfide gas emissions.
“Methane is a indicator for benzene, xylene and other toxic and carcinogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs),” Subra said in a press release announcing tonight’s meeting.