Does Eagle Ford Drilling Add to Ozone?

Does Eagle Ford Drilling Add to Ozone?
Does Eagle Ford Drilling Add to Ozone?

The Alamo Area Council of Governments will hold an executive meeting on Wednesday to discuss ozone levels in South Texas, including what whether drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale plays a role.

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The AACOG is responsible for  planning, information, and coordination activities for the region’s air quality that includes some of the top producing counties in the Eagle Ford.

The Council is concerned that the region historically has trouble staying within the federal standards for ozone this time of year and is proposing that private citizens get involved.

There are a number of things we all can do to help our air quality. We’re basically asking people to limit outside activities that involve use of fuel.
— Brenda Williams, AACOG’s Interim Director of Natural Resources

Some of the suggestions for people to reduce ground-level ozone are:

  • Ride a bus, bicycle or carpool instead of driving
  • Avoid drive-through lanes
  • Take a sack lunch to work or walk to lunch
  • Drive at moderate speeds to limit car exhausts

Meeting Details

July 22nd at 8:30am AACOG Al J. Notzon III Board Roo 8700 Tesoro Drive Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78217

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