The hard facts are up for debate - what some hold dear others write off as bunk. The drill sites themselves are monitored for air pollution, and Flower Mound isolates the sites to within state-accepted safety standards. People that raise concerns are generally thinking more about the fracking process, which doesn't happen only directly under the well, but along the entire pocket where the gas lies. Wells aren't merely vertical, but can often stretch horizontally for miles. Flower Mound has monitored the sites according to government standards and to date no health issues have been documented. However, generally when people have had complaints in other parts of Texas and the country, the properties have been within 1/2 mile of the drill site. Here are some sites you might find useful representing the government, citizens opposed to the drilling and the companies doing the drilling itself: the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality monitors air & ground pollution around the Barnett Shale: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/barnettshale/bshale-main;
the Flower Mound citizens group Stop the Drilling: http://stopthedrilling.blogspot.com/;
and KKR http://www.kkr.com/
and Premier Natural Resources http://www.premiernaturalresources.com/
Hope that helps get you in the direction you were wanting to head. I hope you do consider homes in Flower Mound. It's a great place to raise a family.
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