It’s sad to see folks in other parts of the country dealing with same covert-crapola that Tarrant County residents have endured from urban gas drillers for the past decade.
An editorial in this New York area newspaper deftly sums up the culture of deception that surrounds the industry.
The editorial, entitled “The gas industry’s hot air,” ends with a call for a moratorium on drilling “so that the health and environmental concerns about it can be studied without the constant pressure of gas industry lobbyists and other advocates who keep assuring us that all is well, if we’ll just take their word for it.”
Concerned citizens in Fort Worth begged for moratoriums here without success.
Statewide, the energy industry, buoyed by deep-pocketed lobbyists, pretty much does what it wants by operating under lax laws that industry insiders helped write.
Maybe those New Yorkers will have more luck with their moratorium. They’re used to dealing with rats.