When a North Texas man reported that his family’s drinking water had begun “bubbling” like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: An oil company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.
Americans throw away more trash per capita than any other country on the planet. That is a lot of trash. And where garbage piles up, there is a lot of gas. It is a matter of chemistry.
On Monday, 15 Dish residents watched their tiny city become the first to ask the state to force gas producers to cut air emissions.