Does it look like a ditch? Then why are you drilling it like one!
You'll have to pardon me -- it's been forever since I got to make a Pulp Fiction pun.
This post is actually about the dangerous practice of hydraulic fracturing, AKA fracking, and how those of us concerned about the environmental damage from fracking can resist it, especially out here in West Texas.
First things first, I want to share a few incredible resources with you. The first is Citizens Shale Advisors, a unique no-money-up-front company whose goal is to help Texas landowners get a fair deal with a mineral rights lease. A fair deal includes not only a good price, but also things like guaranteed environmental cleanup, full disclosure of what is being pumped into your ground, and 3rd-party assessment. The number one reason oil and gas companies get away with crimes against nature and mankind is that they are able to convince mineral rights owners and landowners to sign agreements that are not in their best interest. They have a million and one tricks to accomplish this, and the good folks at Citizens Shale Advisors know how to defend against all of them. The oil and gas industry is starting to take another hard look at West Texas, so be prepared.