Air quality – or the lack thereof – in the Barnett Shale

From Calvin Tillman, Mayor, DISH, Texas,  recent media reports on air quality:

Cancer-causing toxin found in air near gas facilities

State says more tests needed to assess cancer risk

Scientists call for more Dish air studies

Food for thought:

  • Is this what we want here?
  • On what basis doe the DEC’s draft Supplemental Generic Impact Statement base its claim that air quality isn’t going to be much of an issue in NYS?
  • Natural gas accounts for about 24% of electricity generation in the US. What’s our individual responsibility to people living with the effects of natural gas extraction and transmission, no matter where it’s happening?

It’s past time for a real change.