Can I Sue an Oil & Natural Gas Company?
When Fracking Hurts Farming Operations
There is a major concern about the impact of hydraulic fracturing on water supplies in drought-stricken South Texas, especially among those involved in farming and livestock operations. Fracking not only injects potentially harmful chemicals into the ground but gallons of water as well. Currently, it is difficult to determine the exact amount of water that fracking operations take away from South Texas' water supply, but recent legislation is hoping to change that. Many people have a similar concern about these operations and wonder if filing a lawsuit is a viable option.
Fracking requires injecting millions of gallons of pressurized water, sand, and chemicals deep into underground shale formations. The mixture breaks up the rock, making oil and natural gas accessible. However, it can also dry up or contaminate limited water resources.