"Arlington Mayor: Gas Drilling Needs Testing"

"ARLINGTON, Texas — Mayor Robert Cluck wants to test the air near every new gas well in Arlington and a neighboring city has started its own air quality study.

Current testing is handled by the state, but questions about those studies are causing local leaders to take matters into their own hands.

Mayor Cluck said he feels "comfortable" with natural gas drilling, but added, "I think we have to just make sure that what we're doing is OK."

Arlington is currently considering changes to its natural gas ordinance. Mayor Cluck recently raised a new idea for consideration: Sampling emissions from every future well."

Chris Hawes reports for WFAA-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth) October 3, 2010.

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"Formaldehyde From Gas Compressor Stations Being Monitored" (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Monday, October 4, 2010