Between Jan. 2010 and Nov. 19 2013, Texas citizens, including the Buehrings, lodged nearly 300 complaints with the Texas environmental regulator related to oil and gas development in the Eagle Ford.
On April 10, 2012, a family in Atascosa County reported an odor "so bad that their lungs feel as if they will burst."
"Help us residents of South Texas before we all die," a Gonzales County resident pleaded the same day.
As of Feb. 1, 2014, only two of the complaints had resulted in fines. The largest was just $14,250.
INFOGRAPHIC: Fracking the Eagle Ford: Citizens' Complaints Reveal Air Pollution Woes
Image: Residents from Karnes County, Texas, and surrounding areas attend a public presentation on fracking emissions in the Eagle Ford Shale. Panna Maria, Texas.