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Frank and Michelle Meeks stand in their backyard in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, with a fracking site, hidden by "sound walls," looming behind them. The site, called "Rocking Horse," is operated by TEP Barnett, a subsidiary of French energy giant Total Energies and is just a few hundred feet from their home. Beyond concerns about long-term health risks posed by fracking, the Meeks say they've endured frequent drilling noise and vibration in recent months. They and other neighbors also say the drilling has damaged their homes' foundations. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

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A warning sign marks a natural gas pipeline outside a compressor station on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas, a small municipality that's tucked within the city of Arlington. Compressor stations like this one change the pressure of the natural gas to help move it through the lines. Increasingly, natural gas ends up at facilities on the Gulf Coast where it is converted into liquid natural gas, or LNG, so it can be shipped to Europe, Asia and other parts of the world. Natural gas is used to heat homes and for cooking, among other things. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

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John Beard drives near a liquid natural gas facility in Port Arthur, Texas, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. It is one of several LNG facilities along the Gulf Coast. As the United States produces more natural gas, increasingly, it is being exported to Asia, Europe and other places. Beard, head of the Port Arthur Community Action Network, says Black and brown communities like Port Arthur are having to bear much of the risk posed by facilities like these, from explosion to impact on air quality. In addition to LNG facilities, Port Arthur is also surrounded by oil refineries and petrochemical plants. "Port Arthur's what's called the American Sacrifice Zone," Beard said. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

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Signs mark a light hydrocarbon pipeline near a neighborhood in Port Arthur, Texas, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. The city is home to several oil refineries, including the one in the background of this photo, and is near petrochemical plants and liquid natural gas (LNG) facilities, from which natural gas is increasingly exported to other countries. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

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The sun sets behind a natural gas drilling site in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The site, called "Rocking Horse," is operated by TEP Barnett, a subsidiary of French energy giant Total Energies. It is one of the company's 33 drill sites in Arlington that have a total of 163 wells, most of them tucked within urban neighborhoods. Arlington sits above the Barnett Shale, a geological formation rich with natural gas that is released by hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)