Texas Environmental Exposure Lawyer
The Untold Dangers of Natural Gas Fracking and Environmental Exposure/Toxins
In our nation's rush to solve our energy problems, hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for natural gas presented itself as at least a partial solution. Fracking involves digging into shale formations and causing cracks beneath the surface to release previously contained natural gas. The good news is that fracking can indeed produce energy from previously unusable reservoirs.
The bad news is that fracking is responsible for untold damage to our air and water supplies, and it is an immediate threat to the safety of all citizens living close to these sites. This is important, as there are at least 4,500 fracking sites in Texas alone, as well as the thousands of sites spread through the United States. Fracking has been shockingly under-regulated in its brief history, and it sets the stage for significant environmental exposure to toxins.
The Impact of Natural Gas Fracking and Environmental Exposure
There is no such thing as zero-impact drilling for natural gas. Natural gas drilling operations present significant risks to neighboring landowners' and their properties, including:
- Water Pollution: Water pollution is an important environmental danger caused by natural gas fracturing. The presence of methane, ions, sulfates, toluene (an extraordinarily toxic hydrocarbon), and countless other chemicals results from or is used in the hydraulic fracturing process. Spills and leaks near the surface further contaminate water in various fracking sites, placing private wells and public water supplies in constant danger from the nearby hydraulic fracturing operations.
- Air Pollution: The process of hydraulic fracturing involves cracking the ground beneath the surface, releasing methane, carcinogen benzene, and other dangerous pollutants into the air. In addition, but for horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, shale natural gas production would be difficult. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing permit the natural gas industry to get closer to neighboring landowners' and set the stage for the totality of natural gas and environmental exposure – constant trucking activity, diesel engines running 24 hours a day, leaking pumps, compressors, condensate tanks, and the release of countless toxic chemicals.
- Explosions: Gas blowouts from fracking and well sites cause danger to local populations, and instances have been reported of individual homeowners being able to ignite their water exiting the faucets in their sinks, as a result of heightened gas levels from nearby fracking sites. In addition, fracking has been linked to causing earthquakes in various states.
Natural Gas Fracturing and Environmental Exposure, in Texas and throughout the United States, have been linked to causing serious illnesses, injuries, and death to local environments, animals, and people.
Contact Gilde Law Firm ∙ Environmental Exposure and Toxins Lawyer ∙ 877-309-4613
At Gilde Law Firm, we represent clients in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio and throughout Texas and the United States in litigation involving environmental toxic exposure litigation from natural gas fracking.
We Believe | We Fight | We Win
- We Believe: Because of the complications involved in environmental toxic litigation, you will need an attorney who believes in your claims.
- We Fight: Our founding attorney, Brad Gilde, has the litigation experience and background to know how to fight for your interests.
- We Win: We have a track record of successfully obtaining compensation for illnesses, injuries, and property damages resulting from toxic environmental exposure resulting from natural gas fracturing.
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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.
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