A Louisiana family made a startling discovery when they lit a flame next to their faucet -- and the water started on fireIf you've seen Josh Fox's Gasland documentaries you're already familiar with this phenomenon.
The Parker family told Shreveport TV station KSLA they've been having problems with their tap water for the past year, but didn't know it was this serious.
"Especially in the morning, you come in and turn the water on and there is so much air pressure in the lines that is just blows water everywhere, you're soaked," said Sarah Evans, who was visiting her parents from out of town.
The Parkers also claim their 17-year-old daughter, Meaghan, has even passed out while doing the dishes.
The family suspects methane gas from a nearby oil and gas company may be leaking into their private well water.
The company, Anadarko Petroleum, told KSLA they would be doing testing to see if there is a leak.
In the meantime, the company has delivered several cases of water to the Parkers and other families nearby.
Remember Louisiana is banking on natural gas exploration and refining to spur its "Industrial Rebirth" Should your water happen to catch on fire in the process, it's hard to imagine Governor Jindal or any of his environmental team supporting your attempt at legal recourse against the industry.
Also worth a review: Possible gubernatorial candidate David Vitter has acted in the past to protect Anadarko Petroleum, the company named in the above story, from liability over the BP Macondo disaster.