Monday, October 6, 2014

How a small town learned about a fracking pit neighbor

The next time you hear an oil and gas industry attorney talk about what good community neighbors their fracking facilities will be, remember Katherine Payne.

She's the mayor of the tiny Texas town of Nordheim which is within a mile of where a fracking company plans to build a waste pit almost as large as the town itself.

How did the 'good neighbor' fracking company approach the mayor to explain its plans and seek approval? They didn't. Mayor Payne discovered it in a legal notice in the classified section of her local newspaper.

The Center for Public Integrity produced the video report above. It's well worth a look.

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