Big Spring vs. Big Oil | Texas Observer | 12-11-17

In the heart of the West Texas oil patch, a new fracking frenzy is putting a strain on groundwater.


Charles Phillips was in his pasture one day last year when he heard the sound. At 85, Phillips doesn?t hear as well as he used to, but he had no problem picking up the unmistakable squeal of a drill boring through rock.?That?s odd, he thought.?Why would my neighbor be drilling a water well?

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