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Neighbors of Oil and Gas Comes to Edinburg, March 7, 2016
Texas Impact and the Texas Interfaith Center are partnering with Environmental Defense Fund and the Rio Grande International Study Center for a Neighbors of Oil and Gas event in Edinburg, Monday, March 7. The event helps people to understand and report oil and gas issues to protect your lands and community in the Eagle Ford Shale.
When: Monday, March 7 | 6PM (English), 7:30PM (En Español)
Where: Edinburg Public Library | 1906 S Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78539
Event Flyer: English | Español
Free food and refreshments will be provided.
Presenters will discuss:
- Air quality and potential health risks near oil and gas sites
- How to find out if a flare is operating properly
- How to observe, record, and report suspected contamination so enforcement agencies can respond more efficiently.
This Neighbors of Oil and Gas initiative is dedicated to helping residents and communities of the Eagle Ford Shale recognize and effectively report incidents and changes in environmental quality resulting from oil and gas activity. The workshops will address different types of health and environmental risks that can occur during oil and gas development, including hydraulic fracturing.
We hope to introduce people living near oil and gas development to the different state and local agencies that enforce environmental rules for the oil and gas industry –these are the agencies that people can call if they have concerns about risks posed during oil and gas development. Well-informed citizens can help the industry and regulatory agencies to improve their prevention of and response to incidents, creating safer communities for those living among oil and gas development.