TXOGA Statement on New Study “Gasping for Breath”

September 1, 2016

Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, released the following statement in response to the study by Earthworks and the Clean Air Task Force:

“Groups funded to oppose fracking are threatening our health, not protecting it.  The latest ‘report’ from established anti-oil and natural gas groups used misinformed ozone projections and openly ignored advances in technology that are improving air quality. Ozone levels have been trending downward for decades even as oil and natural gas production has increased. Regulators, scholars and international organizations credit fracking and the increased use of natural gas with improving air quality.” (Original statement publication: WFAA)

For more information on this study, below are two other articles that address the flaws in the study:

EnergyInDepth: http://energyindepth.org/national/anti-fracking-group-denies-the-science-in-latest-fracking-and-ozone-report/

CoreNews: http://corenews.org/2016/08/31/no-surprise-earthworks-study-devoid-facts-pushes-radical-anti-energy-agenda/

The study can be found here: http://www.catf.us/resources/publications/view/226