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Resident Leads Effort to Revamp Drilling Ordinance

Nov 15, 2014 09:52AM ● Published by Kevin

According to an Oct. 28 report by Max B. Baker and Robert Cadwallader on, 55-year-old Mansfield resident Tamera Bounds is leading an effort to revamp the city's gas well drilling ordinance "and boost setback provisions to 1,500 feet, require state-of-the air pollution controls and mandate continuous air and water monitoring."

Bounds and her husband moved to their 2,600-square-foot, Northwest Mansfield home six years ago, but reported the tranquility in their home "went up in a cloud of fumes" after a gas drilling rig started operating near by.

“We want the changes to happen so we have at least clean air to breathe,” Bounds told

For details on the resident's efforts, read the full story by clicking here.

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