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Environmental groups raise concerns over Texas oil find near Balmorhea

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HOUSTON (AP) — Some environmental organizations have raised concerns about a reported big oil and gas discovery in West Texas. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2eDvvgQ ) reports several environmental groups are scrutinizing plans to drill around Balmorhea (BAL’-muh-ray) State Park and its famous spring-fed pool. Houston-based Apache Corp. last month announced plans for drilling after projecting up to 3 billion barrels ...

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Texas parks department lied about Balmorhea springs?


FuelFix reported today that Texas state park officials did not actually conduct any research that analyzes impacts of oil drilling in West Texas’s Balmorhea State Park. With the controversy over drilling on federal lands one of the past year’s most debated oil and gas topics, it seems like a risky oversight on the part of park officials. Three weeks ago, ...

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Balmorhea State Park: An Oasis in the Desert

By Richard Acosta, Special to the Odessa American from CBS7 BALMORHEA – Driving to Balmorhea State Park is like taking a trip back in time to West Texas before the boom. Where State Highway 17 meets Pecos, the roads are full of white trucks jockeying for room among the 18-wheelers, while people in their cars and SUVs make their way ...

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