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As of January 2015 frackers racked up $25 billion debt in TeXas bankruptcies

BizJournal.com reports that “Many of these energy companies amassed large amounts of debt during the shale boom to rapidly grow their businesses and now face significant challenges in today’s climate of low oil prices” and that Texas accounts for 52% of … Continue reading

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Arlington Councilman Parker was incorrectly ASSured plugged wells pose NO future problems. WOW

Texas RRC Statewide Rule 14 provides (see state law and video here) for the plugging of abandoned wells in certain cases (like if the driller cannot afford to do so). BUT WAIT!…This June 19 2016 article says the states don’t have … Continue reading

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Orphan Wells… is Arlington at Risk?

“…the Groundwater Protection Council, a nonprofit made up of state water agencies, found orphaned wells caused about one in five incidences of recorded oil and gas groundwater contamination in Ohio and Texas. Plugging a well—removing equipment and filling holes with … Continue reading

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