The Ledge starts work at noon today on legislation to make the gas industry pay for what they take, just one issue that arises from the boom in drilling. Here’s another:

In Fort Worth, reports the Star-Telegram, Chesapeake and other oil companies drilling the Barnett Shale are laying pipe right down neighborhood streets and through yards — and can condemn property to do it. Besides being hacked off, residents are worried the gas lines aren’t safe.