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:

  • Lead
  • Uranium
  • Mercury
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Radium
  • Methanol
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Formaldehyde

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, and wildlife.

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.

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