Interesting — make it unsettling — reporting here from the Center for Public Integrity and Inside Climate News about efforts to get the EPA to talk about air pollution monitoring in the Texas fracking territory. Reporters met a stone wall. This follows their discovery that state regulators have done little about toxic chemical emissions from gas exploration.

As the article notes, official inaction and disregard is typical across the country in fracking zones. It doesn’t mention Arkansas specifically, but the same EPA office that stonewalled a Texas inquiry covers Arkansas.