Big Oil, Bad Air

Published — May 27, 2014

TCEQ footage of fracking emissions

Raw video from a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality investigator in the Barnett Shale.

Introduction

A Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) investigator shot this infrared video while investigating a resident complaint in the Barnett Shale oil and gasfield in July 2010. Thirty seconds later he reportedly felt ill and had to leave the scene. FLIR video uses thermal imaging to show emissions otherwise invisible to the human eye.

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