Nordheim Fights Becoming The Fracking Waste Capital Of The #EagleFord

At a recent Monday night in Nordheim, a town of 300 about 75 miles southeast of San Antonio, neighbors are gathering at the old dance hall; the Nordheim Shooting Club.But this isn’t for a night of boot scootin’, they are here to organize against what they see as an environmental threat to their town and their way of life. Credit Google mapsTwo massive fracking waste disposal pits, one 200 acre site and the other 575 acres, are being proposed for right outside of town.“They’re going to dump liquid oil field waste including all the chemicals that have to do with fracking, all the chemicals that have to do with just oil field drilling,” said Jim Fulbright, a local rancher. “They have these byproducts of drilling that are not recyclable not reusable and they have to do something with it. And I’ve got no problem with them doing something with it but I just don’t want them doing it in my yard. And that’s basically what they are here.” Jim Fulbright, DeWitt County Rancher, addresses the meeting of CAP, Concerned About Pollution, at the Nordheim Shooting Club Dance HallCredit David Martin DaviesIf approved by the Texas Rail Road Commission, the regulatory agency for all things oil and natural gas in Texas, the 200-acre plot would be a quarter mile from the town. The waste facility would have up to eight open pits – lined with plastic and 25 feet deep.

via Nordheim Fights Becoming The Fracking Waste Capital Of The Eagle Ford | Texas Public Radio.

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