Texas Natural Gas Fracking Lawyer
Hydraulic Fracturing in Texas and Throughout the US
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is a process for speeding up the production and harvesting of natural gas underground. Pumping up to millions of gallons of water, sand, and a chemical mixture into pre-drilled holes stimulates production to produce a much higher yield of natural gas – reinvigorating formations that were previously considered depleted and opening up new natural reservoirs that scientists and geologists previously considered unusable.
Fracking is a particularly important issue in Texas, which accounts for one-third of the nation's natural gas production. There are more than 4,500 fracking sites in Texas alone, most of which are concentrated on the state's shale formations, as indicated below. In addition, fracking is occurring on a grand scale throughout the country in the following shale formations, as indicated below.
The Dangers of Fracking
Fracking is a component to a much larger and potentially dangerous legal issue – natural gas and environmental exposure. Although hydraulic fracturing has many benefits to our country's energy use, it is not without its dangers. Fracking can cause a number of dangers to the local community. The process of hydraulic fracturing may introduce arsenic, barium, chromium, lead, hydrochloric acid, methanol, boric acid, and a conglomeration of other chemicals into the groundwater – contaminating the local community's water supply. It also emits significant quantities of methane gas into the air. Gas leaks, emissions, water contamination, and on-site accidents also cause a great deal of danger for residents living near fracking sites.
Fracking Legislation in Texas
These dangers are well known to industry and the political leadership of Texas. In June of 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a Texas fracking disclosure bill into law, which requires companies to disclose the chemicals they are using in their processes. Although the new disclosure law is a small step in the right direction, the fact is, fracking continues throughout the state and other states at great risk to the people of Texas and the United States.
Contact Gilde Law Firm ∙ Fracking Litigation Attorney ∙ 877-309-4613
At Gilde Law Firm, we represent clients in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, and throughout Texas and the United States in Natural Gas Fracking Litigation.
We Believe | We Fight | We Win
- We Believe: It is difficult to establish causation and damages in fracking litigation, so it is essential to work with a lawyer who believes in your claims.
- We Fight: Litigation against the natural gas industry is extremely challenging and adversarial. With Attorney Gilde's background and litigation experience, our law firm knows how to fight for your interests.
- We Win: We will work to obtain full and fair compensation for the illnesses, injuries, and property damages you have suffered as a result of fracking.
Contact a Natural Gas Fracking Lawyer
Q: Do you live near a natural gas fracking site?
Q: Have you suffered personal injury or health effects as a result of exposure to natural gas activities?
Q: Has your property been damaged or suffered loss of value, as a result of natural gas activities?
A: If you answered YES to any of the questions above, don't delay. Call us immediately.
Call 877-309-4613 or send us an e-mail to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced trial lawyer. For the convenience of our Spanish-speaking clients, we have staff that is fluent in Spanish and available to speak with you. Hablamos Español.