Environmental group to host Eagle Ford Shale educational workshop in Cuero

July 28, 2014 at 2:28 a.m.

Learn how the drilling in DeWitt County will affect the area in a free workshop Saturday.

The Rio Grande International Study Center, an environmental organization based in Laredo, invites residents and communities of the Eagle Ford Shale to attend a workshop that will cover how to recognize and report changes in environmental quality from oil and gas activity and how to report incidents effectively.

"Well-informed individuals can improve industry and agency response to incidents, allowing agencies to collect more data, identify patterns and potentially prevent incidents in the future," Alberto Sandoval, the group's project coordinator, said. "This will help create safer communities for those living among oil and gas development."

The workshop will be conducted in English and Spanish and will include information about different types of health and environmental risks that can occur during oil and gas development, otherwise known as hydraulic fracturing, as well as information on the responsibilities of agencies tasked to manage those risks. Each workshop will be about 40 to 45 minutes long with a question-and-answer session.



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