Claims of Dumping in West Texas Raise Oversight Questions

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A water truck parked near a drilling rig operated by Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd.. Drilling rigs use of water is a salient issue for the industry, particularly under drought conditions such as those experienced in the past year by Midland, Texas, and other similar areas of oil production.
A water truck parked near a drilling rig operated by Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd.. Drilling rigs use of water is a salient issue for the industry, particularly under drought conditions such as those experienced in the past year by Midland, Texas, and other similar areas of oil production.

Allegations that a drilling equipment company illegally dumped dangerous chemicals in Ector County have stirred concerns over whether state agencies are doing enough to monitor and regulate hazardous waste in the drilling industry. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.