“Flower Mound, located in the heart of the Barnett Shale, would be an ideal site for such a station,” Nelson wrote in a letter to TCEQ Executive Director Mark Vickery. “Residents have taken a strong interest in the impact natural gas drilling is having on our economy, our environment and, most importantly, our health.”
Vickery has said the agency will install three new full-time air monitors in the Barnett Shale region by the end of the summer. The only such monitors are in northwest Fort Worth and near Eagle Mountain Lake.
Flower Mound’s Town Council recently approved moratoriums on any new gas drilling activity for the summer while it reviews its drilling ordinance.
On Monday, state Rep. Marc Veasey and state Sen. Wendy Davis, both Fort Worth Democrats, wrote Vickery requesting he install an air monitor in Southeast Fort Worth.
You can read Nelson's full letter here.