Fracking Attorney in Texas
The oil and gas industry is highly competitive, involves risk, and is incredibly
dangerous. Many people in many states throughout the nation choose to
contribute to the development of the oil and gas industry because of the
abundance of oil-rich areas and the lucrative nature of the business.
From shale fracturing to other mineral fracking processes, many companies
have had great success creating profitable fracking wells.
Despite the radical success enjoyed by many involved in the development
of oil and gas, the energy sector is riddled with industrial accidents,
complicated litigation, and messy conflicts. If you are involved in a
dispute over fracking in Midland, you will need a reliable oil and gas
attorney to guide you through negotiating or litigating for a resolution. At
Herring Law Firm, the attorney has an unparalleled understanding of the local, state, and
federal laws that govern fracking and can represent you effectively!
What Is Fracking?
With more than 500,000 active natural gas wells in the United States alone, several methods have been developed to obtain the natural gas under the
surface of the earth. One of the increasingly popular techniques that
many oil and gas companies utilize is hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic
fracturing - commonly known as "fracking" - is a process that
fractures rocks and other minerals with a pressurized liquid to release
stores of natural gas inside rock. Through the process of fracking, oil
and gas companies now have virtually complete access to natural subsurface
gases that were previously inaccessible.
Fracking Laws in East Texas
While much of the oil and gas industry is regulated federally, there are
certain practices that are regulated differently depending on the state
and city. The state of Texas has enacted several laws regarding fracking
and fracking disclosure.
The lawyer at Herring Law Firm hashandled a range of cases involving fracking and litigation and is prepared to handle your case involving any violation or conflict
regarding the following:
- Fracking disclosure laws, including disclosure of what chemicals are used
in the fracking process
- Contamination litigation
- Breach of fiduciary duties or other breaches of contracts
Dangers of Hydraulic Fracking
The entire fracking process can yield approximately 300,000 barrels of
natural gas per day. For operators and oil and gas companies, the profits
can be lucrative. And although this rate of success is considered to be
high, the price of hydraulic fracking should also be considered from an
environmental standpoint. Fracking can result in numerous environmental,
safety, and health hazards that could lead to costly contamination litigation
if people are not careful.
The fluids that are used to complete the process of fracking are perhaps
some of the greatest causes for concern. Hundreds of chemicals are used
to comprise fracking fluid, including known cancer-causing agents and
harmful toxins such as:
- Ethylene glycol
- Hydrochloric acid
During the process of fracking, these chemicals can leak from the well
system, which leads to the contamination of soil and nearby water sources.
As a result, drinking water lines can be contaminated with toxic chemicals
and, when ingested, can alter normal biological functions such as respiratory,
sensory, and neurological processes. In addition, flow-back liquids that
are riddled with contaminants can rise to the surface and grow into stagnant
salt water ponds, causing additional pollution and contamination problems for humans, livestock,
Protect Your Rights by Retaining Herring Law Firm
These are just some of the recorded dangers of fracking. From environmental
impacts and flow backs to radioactivity, induced seismicity, health defects,
waste disposal issues, and financial impacts, the full extent of the dangers
remains to be seen. If you are involved in a dispute regarding fracking,
there is no time like today to consult Herring Law Firm. It doesn't
cost a thing to obtain the opinion of a legal professional from the firm.
The firm is available to clients
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be trusted to offer sound legal advice to help you achieve optimal
results whenever possible.