Drilling & Fracturing
Texas Ozone and Fracking
For years, Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) has struggled to attain federal ozone clean air requirements, and hydraulic fracturing or fracking in the Barnett Shale region has received a lot of the blame.
Critics and environmental activists pointed the finger at fracking, resulting in national news headlines reporting that the oil and gas industry produced more smog-forming emissions than all the motor vehicles in the area combined. In a recent article from Energy in Depth, Steve Everley takes a closer look at publicly available data, revealing that Texas ozone levels are not driven by fracking. Read the full story here.