scharrison's blog Comments Revised to add JT Hat-tip to the Progressive Pulse for posting this video. Weather.com in-depth look at Texas fracking If you've not seen it already, check out weather.com's major in-depth online article about fracking Texas. Well worth a read. About 40 miles down the road, between Poth and Falls City, drilling rigs, crude oil storage tanks and flares trailing black smoke appear amid the mesquite, live oak and pecan trees. Depending on the speed and direction of the wind, a yellow-brown haze might stretch across the horizon, filling the car with pungent odors. Sometimes Buehring’s eyes burn, her chest tightens and pain stabs at her temples. On those days, she touches her inhaler for reassurance. In another five miles Buehring, 58, passes into Karnes County, where she was born and once figured on living out her retirement, surrounded by a calm broken only by an occasional thunderstorm. Today, however, the ranch-style house she shares with her 66-year-old husband, Shelby, is at the epicenter of one of the nation’s biggest and least-publicized oil and gas booms. With more than 50 wells drilled within 2.5 miles of their home, the days when the Buehrings could sit on the deck that Shelby built and lull away an afternoon are long gone. The fumes won’t let them. Saw this on Kos and FB today and thought it might be a "fun" part of this thread. The hypocrisy is absolutely priceless. I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?