Petition for Safer Urban Drilling
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- RRC gives City of Arlington $21K for using NG vehicles / engine recall
- Eagleford Consortium “Sustainable Oil and Gas Communities” / ex-Exxon PR exec appointed to TX state water board
- Nasty radioactive fracking socks need especial disposal
- TENORM Fracking loopholes = Barnett Shale study …what about Seguin Highschool?
- Candid EPA 1987 document shows NO history of Federal Overreach
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10 steps to Safer Drilling
I live at ground zero for urban drilling.
We have about 60 padsites in our 99 sq mile town here in Arlington TX.
Our state and local governement will not enforce these two laws....
1) 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..”
2. 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.
We had a drill spill in Lake Arlington, our drinking source, a couple of years ago. We also have about 100 drilling laterals under our lake that are at migration risk for seismic events and or cement failures.
We have had maybe a dozen gas release emission events over the last few years that I am aware of.
The following are the items lacking in our URBAN oil and gas drilling ordinance….................
1. Use electric rigs & and use nondiesel compressors and fracking and lift compressors and compressor stations (but do not use field DIRTY GAS). Blowdowns of compressors whose excess goes to the storage tanks should have Vapor Recovery Systems rather than venting.
2. Video tape ALL cement casing pours when it comes back up to the top through the annulus so that there is proof of an even pour and ensure all wells have electric bond log tests.
3. All drilling mud farming (private & commercial) and brine “road spraying” should routinely test soil and shallow ground water for toxins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQTtI94GGd8&feature=player_embedded Brine spraying
4. We need the industry to invent technology to keep the toxic, silica dust on the padsite-those pathetic pillow case looking socks aren’t getting the job done. Ban the use of Hydroflouric Acid.
5. Mandate ventless, emission free flowback tanks by using pressurized flowback tanks instead of open hatch frack tanks....
6. Global Warming isn't waiting 2.5 years for the EPA mandated Green Completions equipment.... no venting ...wait for the pipeline. Ensure condensers are used on glycol units.
7. The pipeline should be in place FIRST before fracturing so that flowback doesn’t sit in the ground for months festering bacterial sulfide growth to sour and damage the well and sicken people.....
8. The setback away from people should be substantial. Rural method drilling is not acceptable in urban areas. An environmental tester who has a Phd said that the health effects are being seen downwind from about 1,800 – 2,500 feet. Local and state gov. need to test for methane leaks with FLIR cameras.
9. Have zero tolerance for underinspected, or faked Waste Disposal Injection Well casing pressure tests. Don't risk eventual migration of toxic fluids into our drinking supplies.....
10. State entities overseeing oil and gas should regulate how close old wells are to new wells....
Lets elect officials that will ensure a protective Oil & Gas Drilling oversight. This is in our “collective” power so we must all become active to be proactive because reactive measures are too costly.
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UPDATE…http://www.wired.com/geekmom/2012/07/fracking-my-family/ ”We’re told that those who get their land drilled first will have the highest yields and the most money. One speaker demonstrated with a straw and a cup of soda, showing that wherever drillers (his straw) first pierced would have … Continue reading
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update…below is mention of choking back the wells ….here is a cut and paste as to why thats not so good… Permalink Reply by Joe Aldridge on May 1, 2013 at 5:14am VSC, “As Skip states you can’t over produce into a system … Continue reading
Arlington city officers response to citizen drilling concerns equals fail / Nuisance Ordinance not being enforced
UPDATE: City Mgr. has failed to respond to my letter of May 11 below. Here is another letter for him to fail at responding to as to how his staff is not doing their jobs. From: Kim Feil <email@example.com> Date: May 28, … Continue reading
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Don’t forget to read the Youtube comments, another lady talks about how her family had to leave their contaminated home too!!! Texans R next?
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Below is a letter about the flooded Baron drillsite (the video above is yet another Arlington one that I found on youtube and is not the Fuslon site that also flooded recently). The short story below here is that……. We … Continue reading
The (honorable?) Doctor Mayor Cluck was “angry” on his interview weeks after Chesapeake trucked Arlington drinking water to frack in Grand Prairie (who was on water restrictions) http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/09/07/arlington-water-used-for-fracking-in-grand-prairie/ He’s known about this since last month’s city council meeting on August … Continue reading
TO GET THE FULL EFFECT OF TODAY’S BLOG, READ THIS OUT LOUD TO A BELOVED FAMILY MEMBER AND CHANGE YOUR VOICE WHEN YOU READ THE (parenthesis). http://www.zerowastenetwork.org/workshops/index.cfm On October 4-5, 2011 at the Automation & Robotics Research Institute, UT-Arlington, managers of … Continue reading