Arlington City Council uses Home Rule as weapon of choice while kissing that girl

 

IMG_0835Our City Attorney said “there is a realization that the presence of weapons has a chilling effect on citizens’ willingness to attend and participate in the public meeting process.”

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Council is afraid for their own fracking lives from the life changing decisions they make in those chambers. They care zip about what the public thinks or what they have to say….heaven forbid too many people will come out and speak for a whole two minutes each and keep old Clucker up past his bed time….our council got a taste of power with shoving the gas wells in our backyards …..they kissed that girl and they liked it……they will stop at nothing in trampling our rights...this is a huge wake up call…folks!

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Three agenda items were approved last night…

1) The drought contingency plan (which was due for its five year review) makes residents address when they fill their pools, that they fix their leaks etc. to the point that their water can be turned off but not the drillers...they get a variance request to continue to fill their frack pools and frack ponds! That drought plan vote is not final so please come out an oppose it in its present form at the next meeting.

2) Arlington council squashed The First Amendment/freedom of speech to hand out pamphlets to people in their vehicles.

 

3) And Arlington council squashed The second amendment/to bear arms (in City Hall meetings).

The audacity of Councilman Parker to use Home Rule  to suit their “safety” decision when they used Home Rule for Special Use Permits to drill in residential areas for a monentary advantage for the city at the expense of the citizen’s health and property values when no health, property, and environmental impact study was conducted first. At the end of the meeting in the UNTELEVISED portion called Citizen Participation, I had the pleasure to remind Mayor Cluck how he turned off my mic in the middle of the Parr story and how they have been in litigation here in Dallas….I’m sure they found out today that they won $2.9 million….I reminded council that I have published every letter on my blog that I have sent to them as evidence to anyone wanting to sue that our town was reckless in allowing Urban Drilling-let the law suits begin!

I also spoke on how the “Keep Moving” rule on side walks hampers freedom of speech too and how Clucko has tried to limit the CONTENT of my speech. I ran out of time and didn’t get to address how they tried to charge me $140 to query the gas well accidents…so I never got that info which says alot for transparency issues in Arlington too.

Freedom of speech in Arlington in the chambers and on the streets and sidewalks has been kissed away by Home Rule Hungry Shiney Asked Hogs.

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Arlington’s webpage Gas Well info FAILS part II

Last July of 2013 I outlined some issues with how our city gas well webpage RISKS public health in information shortcomings…while I see an effort to improve…sometimes they kinda go in wrong direction. This morning I had trouble searching to find the inspection reports…. as I started in alphabetical order with “Atlas”, formerly Titan, who seems to have been last inspected on 3/13/ 2 0 1 2 ….this should be done quarterly.

Here is part II in critiquing what info our city does NOT provide in explaining Urban Drilling to its resident guinea pigs…..FYI I added some links and MY comments/corrections are in CAPPED, BOLDFACED, PARENTHESEIS


 

“How is our Fresh Water drinking zones protected?

The Rail Road Commission (RRC) & Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) department sets our depths to protect our natural fresh water zones on interest in Texas. The operator is required by law to set our surface casing to a depth of a minimum of 20’ deeper than what the TCEQ requirements state.  (CORRECTION, IT IS THE RRC/GROUNDWATER ADVISORY UNIT  not TCEQ.)     

When drilling our surface hole we only use fresh water mud laden fluids that are not toxic or hazardous to the public.     (OOPS “when drilling our surface hole” tisk tisk tisk … HERES A VIDEO WHERE I MET WITH A CITY GAS WELL INSPECTOR TO GO OVER THE MSDS SHEETS DURING THE DRILLING PHASE AND WOW NASTY Napatha, Toluene, Benzene, Ethylbenzene, Hydrogen Sulfide, ETC!)             

The surface casing is always cemented back to the surface to protect these fresh water bearing zones of interest.     (A CITY GAS WELL INSPECTOR SHOULD BE THERE TO VIDEO TAPE WHEN THIS OCCURS AS THE RRC IS SHORT STAFFED-AT LEAST POST THE ELECTRIC BOND LOG TEST RESULTS ON OUR CITY WEBSITE. HERE IS A LINK TO DALE HENRY’S COMMENTS. HE HAS WORKED IN THE INDUSTRY FOR DECADES AND HAS RUN TWICE FOR RRC COMMISSIONER)

Are gas wells noisy when they are operating?

The construction, drilling & fracturing process of creating a gas well generates the most noise….. If the wells do not flow or produce on their own natural ability then at times, gas compressors are installed to help lift or remove fluid from the hole where the wells can flow. These compressors create a small amount of noise     (AND AIR POLLUTION DURING “BLOWDOWNS” FROM MAINTAINENCE, OR POWER LOSS )     that is normally controlled by housing the units to cut down on the noise level.

Do natural gas wells produce bad odors?

The gas that is produced in the Barnett Shale does not have any odor.     (HERE IS THE STORY OF THE CHESAPEAKE ARLINGTON LYNN SMITH DRILL SITE THAT SICKENED A BUSINESS OWNER DURING FLOWBACK IN HER OWN PARKING LOT – NOT TO MENTION HER FOUNDATION WAS FRACKED CRACKED IN HALF! CLICK HERE FOR “THAT” VIDEO.)

How long is the well active or producing?

Some wells produce 15-20 years, depending on the quality of formation.    (HOW BOUT THE REPORTED 3-5 YEARS?…A GRAND PRAIRIE GAS WELL WAS JUST PLUGGED AND IT WAS LESS THAN 4 YEARS OLD!)

How is natural gas transported?

Natural gas is transported via buried gas lines located in and around the Metroplex. Most of these lines have been in existence for 30 years.   (WHAT ABOUT THE PIPELINE BY THAT CHURCH WHERE THE NEW EDEN SUBDIVISION ENCROACHES THE PIPELINE?)  

What is a frac pit?

It is an earth pit dug out by a bull dozer and lined with plastic. Its measurements run in the range of 200’ x 400’ depending on how much water is used to fracture the wells. These pits are filled with fresh water and look like a large swimming pool. These pits are used to store fresh water that is used in fracturing of the Barnett Shale. It takes approximately 4,000,000 gallons of water to fracture a well.    (THAT IS TAKEN FROM THE NEARBY FIRE HYDRANTS WHERE EVEN DURING DROUGHT RESTRICTIONS A VARIANCE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO THOSE FRACKERS UPON REQUEST AND DISCRETION OF OUR WATER DIRECTOR)

What is a Closed-Loop Mud System? (AN OPEN TOP MUD TANK THAT VENTS IN OUR AIRSHED!!!!)

This is a process where all cuttings that are created by the drilling of the new hole will be transported by truck off location to an approved disposal system….. All of the disposal sites have been approved & monitored by the Railroad Commission. Cuttings are particles of   (RADIOACTIVE, HEAVY IN MEALS & BTEX …READ THIS SCIENTIFIC STUDY ON THE SUBJECT AND SEE ARLINGTON PHOTOS )    formation obtained from a well during drilling operations.

They are brought to the surface  (OF OUR AIRSHED)  by circulating mud-laden fluid.

What is fracturing or completing with hydraulic horsepower?

Fracturing is a means of opening the Barnett Shale formation up by the use of hydraulic horse power and fresh water.   (AND CHEMICALS…YOU FORGOT TO SAY  “AND CHEMICALS!”)    

The fresh water stored in our Frac pits will be pumped in stages into the Barnett Shale formation with rates of 50-150 barrels per minute, using several trucks to create this energy.

Once the fracture (opening of rock) has been created by this force then sand ‘like beach sand’      (CALL IT TOXIC CRYSTALLINE, RADIOACTIVE, SILICA DUST/SAND!…DON’T FORGET TO MENTION OSHA DROPPED THE BALL IN PROTECTING THE WORKERS TOO!)    is mixed with the fresh water   (AND CHEMICALS)   and pumped into these fractures to help prevent the fracture from closing back once the hydraulic force is reduced.

What is a tank battery?

It is normally a single or double steel or fiberglass tank that can hold fluids of 200-400 barrels. There is also normally a gas separator inside the battery which allows the water or oil to separate from the gas. It provides some retention time that allows the gas to break out of the oil or water   (THAT THEN -SEE ARLINGTON VIDEO HERE- INVISIBLY VENTS TOXIC, EXPLOSIVE, CARCINOGENIC HYDROCARBONS INTO OUR AIRSHED VIA THE THIEF HATCHES. HERE IS INFO ON TANKS AND COMPRESOR EMISSIONS)   and then move into the gas sales system or pipeline.

The fluids (gas or oil) are then dumped into existing steel or fiberglass tanks for storage and or removal. The fluids will be removed by trucking that is also done   ( D A I L Y  TO VENT DURING OFFLOADING IN OUR AIRSHED, OR TO SPILL ON OUR ROADS – SEE FT WORTH RECENT VIDEO HERE)    during daylight to dark time periods.

In most Metroplex settings, these tanks and batteries will be “low-profile” meaning; they will be lower than standard tank batteries. This is done in an effort to lessen the visual effects  (BUT NOT AIRSHED HEALTH EFFECTS…SEE THE LIST OF THE HARMED ..HERE OR CLICK HERE FOR SOME ARLINGTON ACCOUNTS.)  of operating on our neighborhoods.

Most of the Metroplex tank batteries will also be protected by concrete or masonry walls and trees.   (…”PROTECTED?” ….THAT IS A WTF MOMENT! “PROTECTED FROM EXPLOSIONS”…SAY IT!!)

What is a Blow Out?

A sudden, violent escape of gas and oil ‘and sometimes   (TOXIC)   water’ from a drilling well when high pressure gas is encountered and efforts to prevent or to control the escape has not been successful.    (LIKE WHEN REMOTE AUTO SHUT IN DEVICES FAIL LIKE THE TWO GAS WELLS AT TWO DIFFERENT SITES THAT FATEFUL NIGHT IN APRIL 2011?  OR THE 8 FAILS DURING THE ICE STORM AT THE CHESAPEAKE EDERVILLE DRILL SITE?)

What is a Blow out Preventor (BOP)?

A device attached immediately above the casing to control the pressure and prevent escape of fluids from the annular space between the drill pipe and casing or shut off the hole if no drill pipe is in the hole, should a kick or blowout occur. These devices are pressure tested between 3,500 – 5,000psi when installed and every two weeks afterwards. They also have remote control valves to operate from a safe distance if needed.” (WHEN THEY WORK …OUR OWN FIRECHIEF WAS REPORTED TO HAVE SAID THAT THE MANUAL SHUT OFF CONTROL HAS FAILED IN THE PAST…. THE BLOW OUT PREVENTOR IS TO BE TESTED EVERY TWO WEEKS, BUT WHO’S CHECKING?…CRICKETS….)

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In closing… Our city website FAILS to mention the flowback stage and how they violate their own ordinance by letting the well head INDIRECTLY vent into the airshed via the open hatch flowback tanks.

And in an uncontrolled well situation, they forgot to say that in a worse case scenerio that it could take six hours or so before the experts (like Boots & Coots) are available and arrive to drill a relief well……OOOOPS guess what? I believe that in planning for Urban Drilling, that they did not allow spacing requirements for that “rare” event.. ie a building could be in the area that is needed.   I have yet to get a response from our AFD on that subject. I’ll email them again….. in the meantime watch this Louisiana news coverage on the evacuation related to a well control failure back in 2012.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AuQu3OVIjjw


 

From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “jim.self@arlingtontx.gov” <jim.self@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: “jay.white@arlingtontx.gov” <jay.white@arlingtontx.gov>; “don.crowson@arlingtontx.gov” <don.crowson@arlingtontx.gov>; “trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov” <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; “don.jakeway@arlingtontx.gov” <don.jakeway@arlingtontx.gov>; “robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov” <robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov>; “robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov” <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; “jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov” <jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov>; “michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov” <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; “charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov” <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; “lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov” <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; “kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov” <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; “sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov” <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:29 PM
Subject: follow up on Q from 2012 on risk of relief well spacing/here is evacuation video

by Kim Triolo Feil

From: Kim Feil
Date: March 7, 2012 8:36:58 AM CST
To: Jim Self <jim.self@arlingtontx.gov>
Subject: Urban Relief well remedy Boots & Coots may use… Q on proximity needs & suggestion for advanced kill well placement

Jim, I was reading the Drillingahead blog…can you find out if Boot & Coots has to come to an urban area for an outta control well if they plan on digging an relief/kill well “vertically parallel (alongside), not perpendicular” to the existing well. If so, then how close can they get because some setbacks in Arlington may not allow this remedy. Those wells should be first on the list to be capped once they peter out in production…I would cap them now where relief/kill wells aren’t possible.
For those wells that do have the space for a relief well, should those have the risk/reward scenero applied…you know can’t ask for the moon here..it would be more reasonable to ask for capped wells after they peter out if the relief well scenario is unreasonable in urban settings.
Can we have someone plot where each relief well would go for each gas well in Arlington so we get an idea of what added risks we have in that a structure may be in the way of where a relief well needs to go in the worst case scenario.
Also find out if they could use another nearby padsite to reach the outta control well, and if we could have in place one well at each site designed just for Boot and Coots to use so that it is almost ready to go when they arrive?

http://www.drillingahead.com/forum/topics/bp-relief-wellswhat-is-a

Kim Feil

http://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/

TEX LG. CODE ANN. A§ 253.005 : Texas Statutes – Section 253.005: LEASE OF OIL, GAS, OR MINERAL LAND
“(c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality..”

Texas Administrative Code, Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 101, Subchapter A,
Rule 101.4, Environmental Quality, Nuisance

No person shall discharge from any source whatsoever one or more
air contaminants or combinations thereof, in such concentration and
of such duration as are or may tend to be injurious to or to adversely
affect human health or welfare, animal life, vegetation, or property, or
as to interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of animal life, vegetation,
or property.

 

 

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Arlington Variance avail for Fracking Hydrant use during drought restrictions

Those tan squares are padsites with storage tanks along Lake Arlington-our drinking water reservoir.

Those tan squares are padsites with storage tanks along Lake Arlington-our drinking water reservoir.

Public comment was taken April 22, 2014 for the five year review for ordinance changes in the Arlington Drought Contingency and Water Waste Compliance Plan. Councilman Riveria motioned to table it in light of my informing council of a testamony from our former Water Director, Julie Hunt, being concerned with drillers being noncompliant. The motion died for a lack of a second and the first reading was approved.

Here is the info on Hunt’s presentation at that meeting….

pg 14 Topic 2: Surface Activities

“Julie Hunt of Arlington Water Utilities began with an overview of major industries and attractions in the City of Arlington, the size of the utility (100,000 accounts serving over 370,000 people), and its location in the Barnett Shale region. Major issues for the utility are water supply management, surface water protection, disposal of flowback water, and storm water runoff related to natural gas development. Additional demands on the water resources are not necessarily a concern because the overall consumptive use is relatively minor. However, there are challenges that arise from drilling in close proximity to water supplies and critical infrastructure. One example presented was a notification from a driller that an overflowing tank had released frac water into the adjacent water supply lake. The incident required mobilization of a significant response on the part of the utility to address the spill.

Because drilling occurs in the city limits, Arlington Water Utilities allows drillers to hook up to the public distribution system for water withdrawals, conditional on the use of backflow preventers and an agreement to limit the maximum rate of withdrawal. In order to plan for withdrawals the utility models the distribution system to set the withdrawal rate to prevent pressure loss for other customers. One driller bypassed the controls limiting the rate of withdrawal, which resulted in the city’s primary water tank being drawn down rapidly and unexpectedly. The utility mobilized its staff and local police to search the area, thinking there was a major water line break, before discovering the actual cause. The water utility participates in the planning process for drilling permits within the city and has the authority to impose permit conditions and inspect operations but becomes frustrated when the plans and agreements are not properly followed.

The water utility has concerns of vibrations from drilling and fracturing near its water tank and has been working with drillers to analyze the risk prior to allowing drilling to commence nearby.

Because drilling occurs within the city limits and on the shore of Lake Arlington, a drinking water supply reservoir, the utility is very concerned about public perception issues. Another concern is that the state regulatory agencies for the utility (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and the gas drillers (Texas Railroad Commission) do not always coordinate effectively to assist the utility in protecting drinking water supplies.

In general there is more of a concern about impacts during the well drilling phase of development than the long term operations of the wells. However, ponds constructed by drillers to hold fresh water for fracing, though identified as “temporary,” may remain for years. These semi-permanent ponds can be an aesthetic issue and a safety hazard for residents.”

http://www.arlingtontx.gov/citycouncil/agendas/agenda_evening_042214_full.pdf

pg 293 “Commercial and industrial water users may be required to reduce water use by a set percentage determined by the Water Utilities Director.  Use of water from hydrants for any purpose other than firefighting related activities or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety and welfare requires a variance issued by the Water Utilities Director. Fire hydrant use may be limited to only designated hydrants. All holders or applicants of a Water Fire Hydrant Meter Agreement are required to apply for a variance as set forth in this plan. The use of water from hydrants may continue until the Water Utilities Director or his/her official designee issues a determination on the petition for variance.”

L O V E L Y !

pg 281 shows map of where our water sources being piped into Lake Arlington originate…if you look at that map and then click to my blog here showing similar maps where a spill happened last Halloween, you can see how spills and unreported spills yadda yadda… may be risking our drinking water in being such a drill baby drill area…drink up…and don’t forget to conserve water-we have to make sure the frackers have enough!

fossil fool fuels R water hogs

fossil fool fuels R water hogs

AISD Board Member John Hibbs responded….

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Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: go to page 14 for Julie Hunt’s presentation/Arlington set to be drilled again w/LNG exports says Ireland

John thanks for your feedback…I hit and miss copying new people cause I  N E V ER hear from my council or AISD people..

1) Our council needs to mandate closed hatch pressurized (ventless) flowback tanks (for mud cuttings too)…the technology is there, the drillers just like to do things old skool rural style…they don’t want to spend the cash to be protective of public health.

2) The radioactive frack sand still blows around even with the frack socks…Atmos gas should be used for the fracking engines…Catepillar has these hybrid engines that go back to diesel when on idle mode.

3) The storage tanks still vent and need vapor recovery devices

4) Electric lift compressors and our Midstream Compressor Station at Eden and Harris still have blowdown events and no one has done any air monitoring when blowdowns occur…blowdown hydrocarons need to be directed to the storage tanks where vapor recovery devices capture venting.

I have more info and links…have you seen the Lake Arlington Emissions video? Click here to view it. No wonder why people are claiming cancer clusters on that side of town….synergistic effects are unknown and unregulated when you mix power plant, airplane, GM, & water treatment plant emissions with gaswells and or compressor stations….that is a huge one!

Kim Feil

http://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/

TEX LG. CODE ANN. A§ 253.005 : Texas Statutes – Section 253.005: LEASE OF OIL, GAS, OR MINERAL LAND
“(c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality..”

Texas Administrative Code, Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 101, Subchapter A,
Rule 101.4, Environmental Quality, Nuisance

No person shall discharge from any source whatsoever one or more
air contaminants or combinations thereof, in such concentration and
of such duration as are or may tend to be injurious to or to adversely
affect human health or welfare, animal life, vegetation, or property, or
as to interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of animal life, vegetation,
or property.
To op-out from blind copied emails, hit the reply button and request on the subject line or in the subject text. Feedback is encouraged.

From: John Hibbs <hibbsaisd@gmail.com>
To: Buzz Pishkur <Buzz.Pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>; Robert Rivera <Robert.Rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Cluck <Robert.Cluck@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <Robert.Shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Jimmy Bennett <Jimmy.Bennett@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <Charlie.Parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <Sheri.Capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <Lana.Wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <Kathryn.Wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <Michael.Glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <Trey.Yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Cynthia Simmons <Cynthia.Simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; cindy powell <cpowell@aisd.net>; “mcavazos@aisd.net” <mcavazos@aisd.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: go to page 14 for Julie Hunt’s presentation/Arlington set to be drilled again w/LNG exports says Ireland

I appreciate the email. I reviewed Ms. Hunt’s report on page 14 (also read out to page 20 on NY and PA). it was interesting to learn that Ohio and West Virginia have active drilling. I Followed up by reading the Outlined Procedures to monitor drilling in Arlington. It seems that there is a well outlined plan in place.
I was not quite sure why I was copied in on this email but, I am glad that the City has done a good job in continually monitoring the drill sites. Keep up the good work!

Regards,

John Hibbs
On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Buzz Pishkur <Buzz.Pishkur@arlingtontx.gov> wrote:
Kim: Thanks for the info. The testimony is actually on page 34 of the total report. Hope that helps save some time in referencing!

From: kim feil [mailto:kimfeil@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:31 AM
To: Buzz Pishkur; Robert Rivera
Cc: Robert Cluck; Robert Shepard; Jimmy Bennett; Charlie Parker; Sheri Capehart; Lana Wolff; Kathryn Wilemon; Michael Glaspie; Trey Yelverton; Cynthia Simmons; hibbsaisd@gmail.com; cindy powell; mcavazos@aisd.net
Subject: go to page 14 for Julie Hunt’s presentation/Arlington set to be drilled again w/LNG exports says Ireland

http://www.waterrf.org/PublicReportLibrary/4301.pdf

Again I ask why would someone as Hunt so young “retire”?

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Pic of huge flare behind MISD Performing Arts Center Barnett Shale Texas !

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Eagle Ridge has just set up this flare (that black telescoping looking thing)…imagine when they haven’t used a flare in the past & what you didn’t see or smell was latent cancer risk harming you!!!!! And that red tank in the pic is a vent source too…some are called open top tanks and others are called open hatch tanks…either way they vent too! At the least Urban Drillers should be mandated to use Ventless Pressurized Flowback Tanks…oh our ordinances do ask that they use Best Avail Control Technolgies…we just don’t enforce them.. Home Rule = FAIL in the Barnett Shale!

I’m told that this is the same location as has occurred last October…heres the vid…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1dJ-jX2aM4&feature=youtu.be

I’m also told that this weekend that there is to be a Methodist Hospital gig over there…well at least medical personnel will be handy?

 

Click here to see aerial pics of this site!

 

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Cc: “don.jakeway@arlingtontx.gov” <don.jakeway@arlingtontx.gov>; “don.crowson@arlingtontx.gov” <don.crowson@arlingtontx.gov>; Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>; “brian.riley@arlingtontx.gov” <brian.riley@arlingtontx.gov>; “trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov” <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; “cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov” <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; “jyl.miller@arlingtontx.gov” <jyl.miller@arlingtontx.gov>; cindy powell <cpowell@aisd.net>; “cklaus@nctcog.org” <cklaus@nctcog.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:44 AM
Subject: pic of MISD Perform Art Cnter has HUGE flare set up please comment!

I ask that those from AISD receiving this Powell, Cavazos and Hogg please forward on to other school board and AISD appropriate personnel to be aware of this apparatus and NOT schedule any AISD/MISD activities at the Performing Arts Center when this activity is going on..it is bad enough that storage tanks vent invisibly 24/7 in all the schools airsheds….we must work to end and plug all these wells as its only a matter of time before the cancer clusters are showing themselves and by then it will be too late.

Here is a TCEQ infrared video of hydrocarbons coming from the storage tanks at Lake Arlington Compressor Station.

Kim Feil


 

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Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:30 PM
Subject: TCEQ vid when MISD Perform Art Cnter did not flare please comment!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1dJ-jX2aM4&feature=youtu.be

to flare or not to flare?

to flare equals combustion and ozone precursers, & fomaldehyde for starters..
not to flare equals unseen BTEX ladened hydrocarbons, methane leaks GHG’s etc

both are carcinogenic risks for our airshed

How do we protect public health?
Kim Feil

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Da Plane Da Plane info missing from NCTCOG Frackademia presentation

Here in the DFW/Barnett Shale area, we have to reach the new federal OZONE reduction goal by 2018. The plan needs to be turned in by 2015 so we have 3 years to implement it to reach 75 ppb, but the last five years ave of 87 ppb…we’ve made no progress. If you have suggestions for how we can reduce ozone please send them ASAP to email jnarvaez@nctcog.org or call 817 608 2342.

In the past SIP neither the TCEQ or the NCTCOG Air Quality Comittee as a whole, felt that natural gas extraction activity in the Barnett Shale doesn’t need to be targeted for reductions because methane is low on the list of those chemicals highly reactive to ozone formation like NOX.

But this is TexASS and we have Frackademia money galore risking tainting real science, and it is extremely unlikely that will we ever reach a level of ozone attainment protective to public health.

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Benzene at NCTCOG Sept 2012

Dr Allen, a chemistry professor from UT Austin Cockrell School of Engineering (who Rex Tillerson of Exxon just pledged $5 million to the school), gave a Barnett Shale related air quality presentation at the North Central Texas Council Of Governments to TCEQ on April 17, 2014.

Allen was appointed by our former EPA Chief to lead The Science Advisory Board back in 2012…really?…

Dr Allen started his presentation with disclosing the funding of the study which EDF was the only environmental group named. The other names I jotted down were…

Anadarko,

Cheveron,

Encana,

Pioneer Resources,

Shell,

Exxon,

Talisman, &

XTO.

He divided the emissions into three catagories (omitting the drilling & fracking phases’ emissions)…

1) Well Completion

2) Rountine

3) Liquid Unloading

He talked about how the new EPA NSPS rules for green completions would offset the Methane emissions found from the pneumatic leaks. “Completion emissions are lower than previously estimated; Data show emissions from pneumatic controllers and equipment leaks are higher than EPA national emission projections; Estimates of total emissions are similar to the most recent EPA national inventory of methane emissions from natural gas production.”

My hand written notes show he said that these “routine type emissions” were found to be substantially understated especially for the midcontinent/Barnett Shale region when compared to other areas such as the Rocky Mountains, & Appalachians. Our Barnett Shale emissions came in second to the Gulf Coast’s unmitigated emissions.

There was mention of Chlorinated Emissions still mystifying the researchers in the quest for identifying constituents contributing to ozone creation.

As predicted, Dr Allen did NOT recommend that TCEQ adjust the State Implementation Plan (SIP) on Ozone attainment to restrict emissions from the Barnett Shale; so get ready to breathe the same o same o zone levels that are not healthy for us.

Years ago a study using air plane flyovers was undertaken, and I’m not surprised that it was (spoiler alert) a waste of money. After the meeting I had to ask Dr Allen (twice before I got an answer) if his presentation included information from the flyovers and as it turns out, it did not. He merely directed me to the study (that I still cannot find the flyover data) on the internet. Someone knowledgeable in this study commented on the flyover findings (that we thought were going to be presented) as ….

“stuff is pretty inconclusive…and old. They admit they didn’t fly on the best, most representative days, and the data they got was mostly useless.”

Allen touted that they had 20 months of data that showed no episodic huge emission events (like liquid loading) here in the Barnett Shale, but later engineer, Dick Guldi, of the Sierra Club questioned Dr Allen and found that if any emission anomalies (like this or this?)  did occur, that it is stastically buried. Here is the video of that exchange…

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203642975417863&set=vb.1320864445&type=2&theater

Rep. Lon Burnam questioned why it was reported that the state froze the funding of an agency who found a link with a recent ozone surge and fracking. Here is a quote from that link…“TCEQ-funded study, performed by the Alamo Area Council of Governments, a San Antonio-area regional planning agency, suggested a link between oil and gas drilling and a recent surge in the region’s ozone levels.”  Dr Allen deferred that (bullying?) to the state, but did offer this explanation….he said that the NOX combining with the area’s higher natural VOC’s from vegetation was why the ozone spiked. Oh pleaze give me a frackademian break!

I sat through many a NCTCOG air quality meetings, and it is and will always probably continue to be a joke as long as the city coffers are lined with gas drillers money.

Some of the people that used to sit on those committees were not chosen by the tax payers, and yet our taxes support the NCTCOG.

Some of these city council members and mayors that used to sit on these committees also vote for gas well permits “and” get to manage/dispense the revenues and participate is prior years SIP planning….what a FAIL!

It all makes for a conflict of interest at the risk and expense of our lungs to take the brutal beatings…. sadly we have no say so in this.

However the good news was that UNT presented next on how drilling is linked as a persistent factor in our DFW smog. It was a thorough explanation by Dr Kuruvilla John who mentioned NObody paid for the study and that it was student driven.

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UNT’s Dr Kuruvilla John presents “An Evaluation of the Spatio-Temporal Characteristics of meterologically-Adjusted Ozone Trends in North Texas”

My camera focused on the TCEQ guy and so in the above pic, I don’t have a great pic of Dr John whose presentation was thorough in the who, what, when, where, & how the data was processed including why they teased out meterological conditions to unveil the manmade portions of ozone contributors.

He divided the info into two time frames, pre 2007 and post 2007 data, and he divided the areas studied from the fracking and nonfracking air monitored sites in North Texas. The charts clearly showed a departure from the drilling verses the nondrilling areas where the ozone was higher in drilling areas.

The Star Telegram reported of Dr John’s study…“Based on the raw ozone data, the area without natural gas production, dubbed the “non-fracking region,” reduced the number of times it exceeded federal ozone standards about 4 percent more than the “fracking region.”

Fracking refers to hydraulic fracturing, a method of completing oil and gas wells, although the majority of emissions from oil and gas production take place after a well is completed.

John said a more worrisome finding came after adjusting the readings to eliminate weather-related factors such as temperature and wind, and looking at just the period after 2008, when ozone levels rose.

Ozone concentrations increased 12 percent during the summer in the fracking region, compared with 4 percent outside it, the study found. And during winter months, ozone levels rose 21 percent in the fracking region, compared with 5 percent outside it.”

 

Next TCEQ gave their presentation….

I am sad to report that after the TCEQ gave their lameo presentation,

appropriately Lon Burnam had to vent on how there still are

no real NEW plans to tackle ozone precursors

delt by the huge build out of our

Barnett Shale.

Fearless Jim Schermbeck grilling the TCEQ who also addressed Dr John asking if  the 2008 success in closing the cement kilns made the data less competitive to be able to see a better correlation of Barnett Shale related emissions on ozone verses the stuff historically coming off the cement plants.

Next, an Arlington democratic candidate “COZAD”, who is running against Representative (smokey) Joe Barton, spoke about how the price of NG may play a part in how sloppy drillers can be depending in emissions releases…. Here is the COZAD video link….

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203642606648644&set=o.658966120820547&type=2&theater

Gary Stuard made a remark on teasing out meteorologically important info when the reality of global warming (methanes indirect role in ozone) that goes back to drilling’s fingerprint with their methane leaks.

Lastly, although I did not get to officially speak, here are some points that I gave to the TCEQ folks in a hand-out as citizen participation was very limited…

  • Barnett Shale created NOX especially with diesel drilling rigs have done damage in the last 7-10 years that is comparable to 1,479 years of Arlington’s General Motor’s plant NOX.
  • Our Barnett Shale 18,000 gas wells’ VOC’s also are comparable to the VOC’s GM has created over a six and half year period (before the GM plant expansion)….so I will put pressure on the TCEQ to have an ozone monitor in the Entertainment District which is downwind to the GM plant and and the Chesapeake padsites (gaswells, compressors, etc) located on GM property.
  • Methane’s warming effect (speeds up global warming) affects our ground level temps to become hotter which indirectly creates ozone. Warmer weather IS one of the factors in ozone formation…but we have a bunch of Perry appointed global warming deniers that are in leadership positions at the TCEQ…so they won’t put much stock in how methane losses are important to the SIP.
  • I also learned that fracking and other seismic rock cracking events directly create ozone. “In research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in 2011, Grant and a research team found that tectonic stresses in the Earth’s crust send “massive amounts of primarily positive air ions into the lower atmosphere.

I did get to speak OUT at the end of the meeting on our “unknown and unregulated” synergistic pollution risk (1+1=5) to our airshed with

combinations of drill sites and compressor stations

being near other major emission sources in Arlington to include…

General Motors, 

airports,

water treatment plants, and

power plants

and I asked for an ozone monitor in our Entertainment District

…then came the crickets… and the meeting abruptly adjourned. Thats when the WFAA reporter asked me to stay for a sound bite interview which aired hours later.


After the meeting I spoke to Dr Allen because pollution levels being monitored from the sky by “da plane” are of interest lately as these “upper-end measurement” readings show how off base the EPA was at seven padsites that had emission readings taken by “da plane” in Pennsylvania. Those readings were found to have 100 up to 1,000 times more methane leaks than the EPA knew about. This was published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Dr Allen that those readings were high because they drilled into a coalbed methane seam. The LATimes reported... “Much of the natural gas drilling in southwestern Pennsylvania goes through coal beds, which contain methane that might be leaking out, according to the study.”

I also asked Dr David Allen about how they measured what was coming off the tanks that vent..his slide show picture showed that they covered the open top tank with plastic and routed a vent hose to the ground where they point source tested it….I asked him why can’t they add a “gas buster” to that exhaust pipe? He said it would still vent, and so I said so why don’t they use the closed vent, pressurized tanks when they do this in our back yards?…he had no answer and so I said….your Cockrell school jus rec’d a $5 million Rex Tillerson pledge a few days ago!…I told him when schools take that kind of money their science is not credible”….he stared straight ahead emotionless…so I got more in his face and said the public relys on the scientists like you to protect “us” cause the politicions are bought off”…he said all they did was take the measurements and its up to us….I jumped in and said “we are busy working…we cannot compete with that kind of money influence to make changes that protect us”.…then I told him I now live less than 1/2 mile from the Chesapeake drillsite by the Cowboys Stadium but have been down wind to the gaswells at GM & UT Arlington for the last 7 years. I told him about my husband’s cancer, my nose bleeds, & my son’s endocrine disruption. I told him about the lady at the Autozone that now is on the fenceline to those storage tanks who worked there for 13 years with no migraines and itchiness until last year which was how long our drill site has been in production. Folks…I’ve come to the sad conclusion that Dr Allen isn’t human… he’s an alien that doesn’t have to live on this planet?

He can go fly (not) da plane but a kite…just like that TCEQ guy who doesn’t think ozone and fracking are a problem….

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From: Chris Klaus <CKlaus@nctcog.org>
To: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:41 AM
Subject: RE: [BarnettShale_GassedNGastly] Methane Emissions From Gas Wells Up To 1,000 Times Higher Than Federal Estimate: Study

Should be presented tomorrow, specifically #2…

http://www.nctcog.org/trans/committees/aqtc/041714/Agenda.pdf

From: kim feil [mailto:kimfeil@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:13 PM
To: Chris Klaus
Subject: Re: [BarnettShale_GassedNGastly] Methane Emissions From Gas Wells Up To 1,000 Times Higher Than Federal Estimate: Study

I recall there was to be some planes fly over the Barnett Shale a few years ago and were to measure emissions and map them.

What ever became of those results?

Kim

 

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Free Speech a physical feat in Arlington heatwave TX.. KEEP MOVING !!

Here is link if you wish to help me file a police complaint on an outrageous request of Arlington protestors..below is my letter/complaint.

“I want to voice the complaint that in protesting on a side-walk and having to be continuously moving is unreasonable when no one is approaching. This makes for a hardship and health hazard for those handicapped and for those with asthma or COPD. It is also a health hazard  for “any” able bodied person during hot summer days.

The “Keep Moving” rule needs to be exercised only when someone is trying to pass…protesting need not be some physical feat.
Free speech shouldn’t be just for those who can withstand high temperatures and are able to keep moving…that is discrimination.

Here is a video taken of Arlington police harassing an older gentleman who was clearly not blocking the sidewalk, and yet was yelled at through a loud speaker to “KEEP MOVING YOU CAN NOT STAND STILL” at the end of this video…this is wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fcRzEJw04A8

PERSONALLY I’d protest everyday about Urban Fracking but don’t want chronic car exhaust exposures…what we need is a safe way to protest in a city sponsored forum where people do not have to be outside…if we could televise Citizen Input again, this would be a venue that would be allowing Arlington’s residents to voice opinions on record and on the internet so that other Arlington residents can be informed.

Freedom of speech in Arlington is very much on the radar of alot of concerned citizens.”

Kim Feil

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L-3 Communications = more jobs & more OZONE risk / Formaldehyde equipment flaw found

This two-fold post is about “corrosive to lungs” OZONE and about a “flaw” found in Formaldehyde testing device(s).

Our DFW area received a failing “F” grade last year by the American lung Associaton. But in particular I am worried about those multitudes of people at risk in our Arlington Entertainment District as our City Council embraces each new construction/emission ladened business with open arms while we choke on the fumes.

In learning that rocks cracking (like in fracking and seismic events) creates Ozone, I was trying to see what the animals were fleeing from in Yellowstone the other day (which turned out to be normal migration) but another national park’s Ozone reading caught my eye at 135 ppb ….

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and so I called the Parks Service to see if that was gaswell emissions/ozone related, but was told that was an instrument calibration problem…then we started talking more about air testing near gas and oil extraction sites which Mr Sive has had experience in air monitoring in the Marcellus and Baken shales…I mentioned how we failed a formaldehyde test near Lake Arlington…what he told me next really troubles me…here is the first set of notes I took…

“spectromic measurements (for) absorption band of Formaldehyde frequency (looking for) base peak of water, but instrument can’t discern Formaldehyde peak from (ambient) water vapor peak”.

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Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:59 AM
Subject: about Formaldehyde testing (equipment flaw) at Lake Arlington/validation

I spoke with an environmental tester named Mr. Sive who is going to Houston to retrieve a useless formaldehyde tester “a $50,000 dust collector” he called it-later he said it works in a lab setting only and can be useful in teaching applications.
He said that while formadehyde is a simple molecule, it is one of the most difficult ones to take measurements on.

The reason “his/not personal property though” instrument doesn’t work in the field is that it looks for the formaldehyde water absorption feature but that is hampered in the field by such a wide backgound of ambient water vapor/humidity. Using that instrument in the field is like trying to see the impact of ten dollars worth (of water absorption?) in ten million dollars (worth of humidity?). My notes I took say “water absorption feature…pick a band of frequency of vibration of formaldehyde…the band of water continuim…can’t see the water absorption feature…trying to subtract too small an amount from a big background..that the instrument was developed using humidity independent using dry air but we have to account for water vapor which is why it only works in a lab setting”. He mentioned the Kelvin algorithm 25c verses 0c.

He was to email me a doc he worked on “Air Mass Composition & Ozone Production in Denver” which I haven’t received yet.

He was in agreement with me about the padsites near other emission sources that could be (ozone) problematic when I mentioned how our urban gaswells are near GM (and on the GM property) & near our airport.

I told him about the high formaldehyde found at Lake Arlington (that was at Houston shipyard channel levels-126 ppb)  which he said was really high. I was wondering if TCEQ used a faulty formaldehyde monitoring device like he described when they retested and did not find a formaldehyde problem. He said having padsites and compressor stations near a power plant is very subject to (unknown and untested) synergistic emissions (ozone and formaldehyde).

I mentioned how we may have a cancer cluster near Lake Arlington…someone living in the area thought that I posted a sign with a phone number to call to report cancers in that area…but it wasn’t me and they didn’t take down the phone number and the sign has since been removed…
I’m worried about the Entertainment District’s ozone I live near GM/the new GM expansion, the GM gaswells, the padsite by my house, and now I’m learning about the new L3 Communications expansion…. all of this added pollution to an already urban vehicle pollution high traffic area will build up during low wind days and mostly blow to our Entertainment District and to north Arlington/Viridian etc breathers…my kid may be working at Six Flags this summer….he already has high vanilla mandelic acid levels (abnormal adrenal response that could be symptomatic of tumor growth)…my husband just fought cancer in his lymph nodes (couldn’t find the primary)..I’ve been having blood in my nose blows regularly for months now (our gas well two blocks away has been in production one year now)…I work a part time job too exposed to dyes and formaldehydes from the garment/shoes being shipped from overseas cheapo stuff at DD’s Discounts…the lady on the fenceline to the Cowboy Stadium drillsite has worked for Autozone for 13 or 14 years now and since the new drill site, she has been itchy and has these headaches…on bad migraine days she gets visible swelling at the back of her neck, and sleep disorders. She is now seeing a doctor and never thought to tell him about the new gaswells and storage tanks…I have some of her testimony on audio tape.

How can we get ozone monitoring? I have no money to pay you but need your advice, thanks.

I think all the new emissions and the smelly stuff I have to work with have put me into yet another level of hypersensitivy to chemicals.

At what point do I just give up and find a real job and move away and forget about what I know about the risks in living in Arlington’s airshed?

Kim

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “don.jakeway@arlingtontx.gov” <don.jakeway@arlingtontx.gov>; “trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov” <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; “cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov” <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; “robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov” <robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; “robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov” <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; “jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov” <jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov>; “charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov” <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; “michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov” <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; “lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov” <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; “kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov” <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; “sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov” <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; “jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov” <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:23 AM
Subject: about the L3 Communication expansion…

again our City Council approves more industry without caring about the already overtaxed airshed blowing to the Entertainment District…its bad enough that GM and its gaswells and the new GM expansion will be making ozone on crack with the added VOC’s to the already crazed out GM’s NOX of 557 tpy (before the GM expansion)…someone please get an ozone monitor in the breathing zone of the Entertainment District…thats what I thought ….crickets
Kim

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “cklaus@nctcog.org” <cklaus@nctcog.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:01 AM
Subject: Fw: about Formaldehyde testing(equipment flaw) at Lake Arlington/validation

Chris how can we get ozone monitoring in the Entertainment District where YOU breathe?

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Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:02 AM
Subject: MyArlingtonTX.com Daily Digest

MyArlingtonTX.com Daily Digest

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One of the leading companies in the aircraft simulation and training industry is expanding its current operations in Arlington. Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link), a division of L-3…

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Below is a break in this above email string. Here is one response from an environmental tester I also sent this info to and then my response for TCEQ to tell me what kind of Formaldehyde “re-test” they did at Lake Arlington…

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To: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>;
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:04 AM
Subject: RE: about the formaldehyde monitor

Kim,

I sympathize with you tremendously. As for HCHO monitoring, the PTR-MS technique we use also has a similar problem with water, since it has a very similar proton affinity as HCHO. However, we are using a Nafion drying technique to purge air samples of humidity. We need to get the word out about these new capabilities so we can get funding to do a study in the Barnett Shale. We are re-submitting our proposal to NIH for the Denton study, and hope it will fly the next time around.

Regards, XX

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “chris.kite@tceq.texas.gov” <chris.kite@tceq.texas.gov>; “openrecs@tceq.texas.gov” <openrecs@tceq.texas.gov>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:48 PM
Subject: about OZONE & the formaldehyde monitor/ PIR
Chris, who can help me see about getting an ozone monitor installed in the Entertainment District in Arlington?

Also the air monitor at 5504 S Collins in Arlington upwind at the airport is only good if the wind isn’t blowing…how bout moving it downwind from the airport and all the gaswells like at 4500 S Collins? That way you are only picking up I20’s vehicle NOX if the wind isn’t blowing.

Also who can tell me what the name of your Formaldehyde monitor was used to retest the formaldehyde found at Lake Arlington years ago…I wanna know cause it may have gotten an false negative.

Here is the link/TCEQ letter re: BSEEC/Titan air study where TCEQ suggests more state formaldehyde air monitoring…

http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/assets/public/implementation/barnett_shale/healthEffects/2011.03.16-healthEffectsMemo.pdf

which brings me to my open records request via this email for info ( please provide internet link if handy) on info regarding the TCEQ retest for formaldehyde as mentioned in that letter…
what was the name and method used in Formaldehyde testing done by the state at Lake Arlington’s Compressor Station(s)?
The reason I am doing a PIR is because if the state used faulty equipment (see below)…then it needs to be retested using newer technology that drys out the ambient humidity that interferes with some testing devices.

 

 

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Hey Mayor/Dr Cluck, Parr Family Suing Frackers! Remember U turned off my mic?

IMG_4249Doctor, Mayor Cluck turned off my mic when I asked him not to interrupt me during my speaking time addressing City Council. He interrupted saying I was off topic (as he had done numerous times before). I was speaking about Lisa Parr’s health effects and how the lower elevation of her home where heavy hydrocarbon fall out could be similar to the elevation of some homes near the proposed drill site being voted that night (Arlington Horse Farm drill site). The Parr family is in Dallas today suing over harm done to them...took a few years…but at some point all shale survivors may get their time in court. This blog and my back up files have all the evidence of my trying to warn our officials not to embrace urban drilling without first doing a health and environmental impact study.

About a year later when council was deciding on the fate of the drill site by my home by the ATT/Cowboys Stadium, I was escorted out.  Earlier that evening in addressing City Council, I did not have enough time (we only get two min.) to tell them about the “Lipsky flaming Weatherford TX water/EPA stepping in” breaking story that happened just before the meeting started. I had to blurt it out because Councilman Meth Mel Leblanc was doing a gas drilling commercial during the deliberation.

Drug Use and the Natural Gas Industry

Mel wasn’t playing fairly (I heard that he even had a link or mentioned his website from the city internet site on his council profile page to his own personal site called Shale Play Advisors, LLC), so I was justified in blurting out.  The mayor was seen on video instructing to have me arrested if I stepped foot on city property.

Mayor Cluck also recklessly hit me with his temperamental outburst in raging through a glass door (shown in above picture) that swung back and hit me in the shoulder. This was just after a council meeting ended and he was going after someone who spoke out against him.

The other time I was escorted out of council chambers was after the Superbowl snow storm. I took a sample/show-n-tell of some mysterious white taffy looking stuff/residue from Elzie Odom crystal mountain where a burst pipe was leaking water for several days after the freeze behind some apartments. The water left this residue all the way down into the Trinity River. I held up the bag asking for a fracking investigation of what this stuff was because around the same time frame another family on the other side of town near the Fulson Drill Site complained about some white stuff turning up in their city water tap. But the unknown contents (from our own city tap?) was deemed a “threat” to council??? and I was escorted out.

Mayor Cluck is in my opinion a public enemy especially having a medical background and shutting off my mic during relevent medical testimony when I was detailing Lisa Parr’s health effects and how her pathology reports matched air testing pollutants found.

 

 

 

 

 

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TCEQ Chris Kite can go fly one cause Fracking = OZONE

Does the TCEQ/RRC have any documents that show the direct or indirect creation of NOX from cradle to grave related to oil and gas extraction? DOUBT IT!

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “chris.kite@tceq.texas.gov” <chris.kite@tceq.texas.gov>
Sent: Sunday, April 6, 2014 1:52 PM
Subject: where is SIP on addressing ozone created at all phases of drilling for oil/gas?

Regarding ozone…
I noticed your name on a TCEQ document (letter) regarding what constituents are more reactive than others in the creation of ozone.. (Kite sited in the letter “..ozone will be reduced when NOx is reduced….reducing relatively low reactive VOC from human activity is usually not very effective for reducing ozone….ozone reactivity of methane is so low that it is not even on the list….) 

As much as Perry doesn’t want the RRC & TCEQ employees to go after the oil and gas industry using the excuse that “methane isn’t highly reactive to generate ozone” is not addressing that ozone is created when...

1) All of the Barnett Shale onroad vehicle (combustion related) emissions in extracting methane has direct NOX creation..
http://www.nctcog.org/trans/outreach/meetings/2013-09_BShale-PublicMtgs_LPC.pdf
http://www.nctcog.org/trans/committees/aqtc/013114/Item.3.pdf

2) All phases of natural gas cradle to grave methane losses to our atmosphere eats our stratospheric protective ozone which is warming to our troposphere. This indirectly creates ground level ozone due to higher temperatures playing a part in reactivity…ie high noon/warmer temps is when ozone spikes.

a) Drilling phase with diesel engines’ combustion creates NOX…
http://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/gm-needs-1479-yrs-to-10-yrs-of-drilling-rig-barnett-shale-created-nox/

b) Fracking phase using diesel fuel creates NOX..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=FLw_o2P355EYmh7onTqiwcEA&feature=player_embedded&v=js5vVSpWwEw

c) Fracking using hybrid engines where they burn natural gas (nasty field gas) and switch back to diesel fuel during idling also directly creates NOX..

http://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/video-of-chesapeake-disrupting-endocrines-in-our-youth-near-cowboy-stadium/

d) Fracking/rock cracking creates direct ozone effects** ..
http://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/did-you-know-that-fracking-rocks-releases-lung-killing-ozone/

e) Flowback phase has methane losses (indirect ozone creation) before green completion equipment are employed- they need to use pressurized, closed, ventless flowback tanks for the top flowback phase…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ieoMRzg3J4

f) Methane losses on emptying storage tanks in production phase indirectly creates ozone

g) **Injection wells and any fracturing that causes seismic events where rocks crack also creates direct ozone effects.

Drilling=Ozone

Any Questions?

Please let me know the status of where the TCEQ puts drilling in the threat to our ozone with the SIP, thanks.

Kim Feil

—–end (revised) letter to Mr Kite—- below is the attachments he received…

From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “chris.kite@tceq.texas.gov” <chris.kite@tceq.texas.gov>
Sent: Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:11 PM
Subject: Fw: video of fracking waste truck spilling busy road/ health effects did it originate in Arlington?
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “lclark@nctcog.org” <lclark@nctcog.org>; “cklaus@nctcog.org” <cklaus@nctcog.org>; “sstevenson@nctcog.org” <sstevenson@nctcog.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:07 PM
Subject: Fw: video of fracking waste truck spilling busy road/ health effects did it originate in Arlington?
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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To:
Cc: “betsy.price@fortworthtexas.gov” <betsy.price@fortworthtexas.gov>; “robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov” <robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov>; “cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov” <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; “mayor.paradise@townofpantego.com” <mayor.paradise@townofpantego.com>; Mike Rawlings <mike.rawlings@dallascityhall.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 6, 2014 11:20 AM
Subject: video / Did this fracking waste truck spilling on the road causing health effects originate in Arlington?

http://www.nofrackingway.us/2014/04/05/disposing-of-frack-waste-in-ft-worth-on-the-cheap/

“This video was recorded today in Ft. Worth Texas. These cigar shaped tankers are used to haul frack flowback and are commonly known as “dragon trucks” after the manufacturer. This fella seems to have forgotten to close the valve on his load of 130 BBLs (5,460 gallons) of frack waste.
Or maybe he left it open on purpose? You know, trucking to those disposal wells is SO expensive, and there’s just so much of thistoxic radioactive frack goo that it’s hard to know what to do with it all. Dump it in the creek when no one is looking? Dump it in the woods?
Or just open up the valve and drive around the DFW Metroplex until the tank is dry. Take the tipping fees intended for the disposal well and split ‘em with your boss. Repeat.
BONUS!
And this doesn’t only happen in Texas folks. It happens in Pennsylvania and New York and North Dakota, too.”
I warned about this the other day I blogged on this picture NCTCOG to study frackswarms / injection well disposal trucks MIA risk

 

From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Brenda (DSHS) Mokry <Brenda.Mokry@dshs.state.tx.us>
Cc: “betsy.price@fortworthtexas.gov” <betsy.price@fortworthtexas.gov>; “robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov” <robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov>; “cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov” <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; “mayor.paradise@townofpantego.com” <mayor.paradise@townofpantego.com>; Mike Rawlings <mike.rawlings@dallascityhall.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 11:10 AM
Subject: Please update me on the states plan to debunk the UT study cancer cluster Flower mound

http://www.utexas.edu/news/2014/03/27/hydraulic-fracturing-texas/

Please keep me on the contact list of the states plan of action since this study has been released, thanks.

Here are the recent media links…

http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2014/03/ut-gas-drilling-study-texas-health-officials-were-too-quick-to-dismiss-cause-of-flower-mounds-cancer-cluster.html/

http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/Flower-Mound-cancer-253303891.html?fb_action_ids=10203521806708721&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

 

FYI on electric drillings use and nonuse pro and con http://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/mansfield-xto-drillers-fracking-comments-on-proposed-ordinance-amends/
FYI on http://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/did-you-know-that-fracking-rocks-releases-lung-killing-ozone/

 

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$7,000 Violation Fine in Hispanic 2010 Arlington Drilling Death

Star Telegram reported that 34-year-old Nabor Alvarado of Alvarado was an employee of Trinidad Drilling, a Canadian company working for Chesapeake Energy.

Here is the OSHA report….

https://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.inspection_detail?id=314274556

“On July 13, 2010, a floor crew was assembling and installing the track system for an overhead top drive electric drilling rig….The employee was operating a remote control hoist and was inching it horizontally toward the other track that was vertical. Coworker #1 was assisting in the task. When the employee thought the parts were interlocked sufficiently, Coworker #2 in the dog house was given the signal to raise the block. As the assembly was raised about 12 inches above the floor, the sling holding the cart failed. The employee, who was near the load watching the links interlock, was struck in the head and shoulder by the falling cart. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Emphasis: S:Hispanic,S:Struck-By

Close Case: 07/21/2011

Trinidad Drilling L.P.

5700 U.S. 287 Highway

Arlington, TX 76010

Accident Investigation Summary

Summary Nr: 200713915 Event: 07/13/2010 Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Equipment

Violation Summary: Serious 

Current & Inital Penalty: $7,000

 

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