In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate


A fence surrounds an abandoned playground near a natural gas well site in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The playground at the Cornerstone Baptist Church and school was closed because it is about 400 feet from wells at the site, which is now operated by TEP Barnett, a subsidiary of French energy giant Total Energies. Church leaders signed a deal with the original well site owners to use the land for drilling and say they have received a “substantial” amount of royalties. A new playground was built about 200 feet to the north of this one, putting it

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