SAN ANTONIO – The Alamo Area Council of Governments is mulling over a proposal from the Texas A&M Water Conservation and Technology Center for the center to become a neutral agent in addressing water concerns in the Eagle Ford shale formation.
Calvin Finch, from the center, made a presentation to AACOG’s board Wednesday, telling members that the Eagle Ford communities south of San Antonio are wary of what the oil companies are doing regarding their water supply and that the oil companies are wary of telling the communities what they are doing.
Finch said hydraulic fracturing operations are still booming and that while residents love the influx of money, they worry about increased traffic and crime.
And they especially worry about fracking's affect on their water supply.
"I think it's reasonable for us to have a little nervousness about environmental issues," Finch said. “We think it's an important service that we need in the Eagle Ford area.”