Fracking the Eagle Ford: Citizens’ Complaints Reveal Air Pollution Woes – GRAPHIC

'Help us residents of South Texas before we all die,' one Texas resident pleaded to the state environmental regulator.

Credit: Paul Horn, InsideClimate News

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The top environmental regulator in Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), keeps a public database of citizen complaints filed with the agency. We scraped hundreds of entries to find the ones specifically related to oil and gas activity in the Eagle Ford Shale.

This graphic is part of an eight-month investigation into the air pollution effects of one of the biggest energy booms in America by InsideClimate News, the Center for Public Integrity and The Weather Channel. 

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