Drilling is currently underway at the Rocking Horse well site at 4945 S Collins St., Arlington, TX 76012. Total has permits for seven wells.
DRILL SITE CHECKLIST
Drilling and fracking is a multi-step process: each step involves different machinery, processes, chemicals, harmful emissions, and possible catastrophic risks.
Our drill site checklist provides a comprehensive list of questions that should be addressed by drilling operators within a neighborhood/community before drilling and fracking operations occur.
"When the water used for hydraulic fracturing returns to the surface as “flowback” it is contaminated with fracking chemicals and impurities from the formation." Read more in this Earthworks analysis.
Earthworks breaks down the process of fracking, covering the following topics: water use, sand and proppants, toxic chemicals, health concerns, surface water and soil contamination, groundwater contamination, air quality, waste disposal, and chemical disclosure.
This page from FracTracker Alliance offers a concise overview of drilling and concludes with a treasure trove of hyperlinks at the bottom leading to many other excellent resources.
A 2018 study determined that setback distances from oil and gas development should be greater 0.25 miles (1,320 feet) from human activity with greater distances for vulnerable populations.
FracTracker Alliance has created a visual journey, complete with easy-to-follow explanations, of the fracking process–all the way from site prep to waste disposal.
Published in December 2020, this is the go-to resource for a summary of all the major findings on fracking. The compendium is fully-referenced and written in accessible language.