June 12 — The current market volatility and job losses have taken an economic toll on our community, but the threats posed by the rampant flaring of natural gas at operations in the Eagle Ford have been taking a toll on our community’s health for quite some time. There are similar concerns about West Texas, where the Permian Basin has grown into one of the largest oil fields in the world. Recent studies reveal that flaring in the Permian Basin has been emitting twice the amount of methane than previously thought and pollution released with oil and gas development poses risks to communities already struggling with respiratory symptoms associated with COVID-19.

— San Antonio Express-News