About those fracking three-eyed babies….

Old habits die hard in trying to notify our city leaders about how risky fracking in our neighborhoods is….this blog has thousands of emails sent to them over the years of blogging full time.
—- Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Cynthia Simmons <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; John Dugan <john.dugan@arlingtontx.gov>; Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>; Brett Shipp <bshipp@wfaa.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:32 PM
Subject: Fw: Fracking chemicals now on TEDX List of EDCs

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From: The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) <admin@tedx.org>
To: kimfeil@sbcglobal.net
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:58 AM
Subject: Fracking chemicals now on TEDX List of EDCs
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TEDX List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors Captures Chemicals Associated with Unconventional Oil and Gas

The TEDX List now includes a use/source category that allows you to search for chemicals used during the process of unconventional oil and gas production and well development, as well as those measured in air, water and soil near those sites.
Our team reviewed 110 such chemicals and identified 63 potential endocrine disruptors. In addition, 56 chemicals previously listed were updated to show that they are also associated with drilling, hydraulic fracturing, or other relevant processes. This brings the TEDX List to a total of 1,392 potential endocrine disruptors, 119 in the new category “Unconventional Oil and Gas”.
The TEDX List is easy to use – click here to see the chemicals associated with unconventional oil and gas operations.
TEDX is an non-profit organization dedicated to compiling and disseminating the scientific
evidence on the health and environmental problems caused by low-level exposure to chemicals that
interfere with development and function, called endocrine disruptors.
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Comment implicates ruined Aledo well water by fracking

The Star Telegram article headline reads: “Foes say Lake Arlington injection well would threaten drinking water” http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article137417708.html

And two comments are as follows…..aledo fracking water ruined

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1957 Lake Arlington accidentally rain filled leaving equipment down there

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Lake Arlington Village Creek aka Flood Zone

Contact Army Core of Engineers and insist they designate this (Quicksilver driller-now Bluestone Natural Resources) area of Village Creek/Lake Arlington as a flood zone and therefore NO injection well should be permitted AND the frack sites needs to be plugged and abandoned! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH5iqp5b1IM courtesy find of story on http://hometownbyhandlebar.com/?p=16478

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
819 Taylor St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Mailing Address:
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Fort Worth District
P.O. Box 17300
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Telephone:  817-886-1444
Fax:  817-866-6447

For Emergencies, Contact the Command Duty Officer at:

Also write….

Juanita.jimenez@rrc.texas.gov, Juanita.jimenez@rrc.state.tx.us

Subject: Fw: I Protest Bluestone Disposal Well Tracking# 46045 Newark East Field Cravens Lease Well#1

My name is xxxx and I live at xxxx and I protest Bluestone Disposal Well Tracking# 46045 Newark East Field Cravens Lease Well #1

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Arlington Water Taste & Odor …Chicken or Egg?


UTA Clear staff posted on their FB page ….“Does chemistry affect biology or does biology change chemistry? Our latest work around Texas is examining the groundwater microbiome to determine whether changes in groundwater quality are altering microbial communities or whether changes in microbial diversity are responsible for changes in water quality. More to follow, stay tuned folks http://clear.uta.edu

Maybe it is that we have fracked so much in this area (fracking causes prolific bacterial growth (aka landfill odors emanating from drill sites’ storage tanks or well souring) that our little algae problem is getting a little…well NASTY!



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Attn. TX water drinkers – email now re HB1818

Please email and/or call all members of the Texas Energy Resource Committee regarding the Texas Railroad Commission Sunset Bill HB1818 they will vote on Monday, March 6.

Also call or email your local House representative.

Ask them to strengthen HB1818 in four ways

(1) Make enforcement and violation information available in a searchable form on the RRC website.

(2) Increase bonding requirements to cover the expense of addressing the large backlog of abandoned wells.

(3) Increase maximum fines from $10,000 to $25,000 per fine per day to deter offenders from repeat violations. The $25,000 amount is commensurate with penalties at the Attorney General of Texas.

(4) Limit political contributions to the elected RRC Commissioners to the election season. Commissioners should be prevented from taking contributions from parties involved in contested case hearings while these cases are pending before them.

Contact these committee members immediately. OK to leave phone message in evenings and weekends.

Legislator Phone Email
Drew Darby (R) Chair (512) 463.0331 drew.darby@house.texas.gov
Charles “Doc” Anderson (R) (512) 463-0135 charles.anderson@house.texas.gov
Greg Bonnen (R) (512) 463-0729 greg.bonnen@house.texas.gov
Terry Canales (D) (512) 463-0426 terry.canales@house.texas.gov
Travis Clardy (R) (512) 463-0592 travis.clardy@house.texas.gov
Tom Craddick (R) (512) 463-0500 tom.craddick@house.texas.gov
R. D. “Bobby” Guerra (D) (512) 463-0578 bobby.guerra@house.texas.gov
Jason A. Isaac (R) (512) 463-0647 jason.isaac@house.texas.gov
Phil King (R) (512) 463-0738 phil.king@house.texas.gov
Stan Lambert (R) (512) 463-0718 stan.lambert@house.texas.gov
Brooks Landgraf (R) (512) 463-0546 brooks.landgraf@house.texas.gov
Leighton Schubert (R) (512) 463-0600 leighton.schubert@house.texas.gov
Armando L. Walle (D) (512) 463-0924 armando.walle@house.texas.gov

Thank you Ricard Guldi for this FB post that is now a blog post!

—end action item and begin heads up (Hey Arlington #GotSevereAlgaeBloom ?)….

UTA Clear staff posted on their FB page ….”Does chemistry affect biology or does biology change chemistry? Our latest work around Texas is examining the groundwater microbiome to determine whether changes in groundwater quality are altering microbial communities or whether changes in microbial diversity are responsible for changes in water quality. More to follow, stay tuned folks http://clear.uta.edu

Maybe it is that we have fracked so much in this area (fracking causes prolific bacterial growth (aka landfill odors emanating from drill sites) that our little algae problem is getting a little…well NASTY!…



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Email Action Item-Will State Force City to Remove Disposal Well Ban in Arlington via HB40?


Thanks to two Arlington citizens for this info!


Thanks FishCreekMonitor for the pic

UPDATE March 1 2017: Turns out they want to drill this disposal well where the red flag is on the west side of Lake Arlington (our drinking water reservoir). Look at the laterals already UNDER the lake. We don’t need any seismic activity, leaks, or spills near there or anywhere.

It remains to be seen if the state will force the city to remove their injection well ban via HB40.

January of 2016 I asked the city to buy up these padsite when they were being auctioned, but my request fell on deaf ears…now karma is biting back.  I hate it when I’m right….we lost the chance to shut in these wells permanently by our drinking water source, Lake Arlington……now we are on track to get an injection well over there thanks to the new owners, Blueridge!

And dRIP to the finance company founder, Richard Rainwater, that backed Blueridge for the 245 million to buy those Quicksilver assets.

Please email  the state…

Juanita.jimenez@rrc.state.tx.us, Juanita.jimenez@rrc.texas.gov

Here is a template.
Dear Ms. Jimenez,

My name is_________and my address is_____________,

I am writing to protest the permitting of Bluestone Natural Resources wastewater disposal well with Tracking number 46045 in Newark East field for Cravens lease well number 1.

———-Below is a note from our the City of Arlington’s Water Director——–

2/27 Update:

From: Buzz Pishkur <Buzz.Pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
To: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: Deny permit for inner city disposal injection well Cravens lease
The city of arlington has filed a formal request for denial of the injection well permit request.

Sent from my iPhone

U R G E N T !!! Bluestone Natural Resources, who bought the Quicksilver pad sites around Lake Arlington, signed a ten year agreement* last year with operators of the Lake Arlington Compressor Station (near our drinking water source) to have them process their natural gas. They are bound to production numbers and expensive compression prices during a time when the oil & gas sector pricing is low.

Naturally, Bluestone is probably looking to cut waste disposal costs by drilling an injection disposal well so they can more affordably dump BTEX, heavy metals, & NORM ladened produced water waste** in Arlington instead of trucking this stuff to disposal wells further outside the city limits like in Venus TX.

Please email ASAP at the below email addresses*** asking in so many words….

Attention Arlington City Council Members and Mayor:

I am writing to request that you uphold our current ordinance on disposal wells in Arlington.  Currently we have a ban on disposing natural gas waste waters that involves forcing dangerous fluids under the ground that risk spills, leaks, and earthquakes. Please keep us, our property and our drinking water safe, thank you.

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And then lets pray that HB41 (the state) won’t override them and force us to force these dangerous fluids under the ground in our town and risk spills, leaks, and earthquakes.

Form W14 ($250 fee per well) to request disposal well is on this link.

*http://www.naturalgasintel.com/articles/105979-crestwood-bluestone-sign-barnett-agreement-quicksilver-drops-motion, “Under its agreement with BlueStone, Crestwood will provide natural gas gathering and processing services for a decade using a fixed-fee and percent of proceeds fee structure. BlueStone, in turn, has provided production assurances to Crestwood and agreed to return all currently shut-in wells to production by July 1. BlueStone also agreed not to shut in or choke back production for economic reasons through the end of 2018.

The agreement covers the Alliance, Cowtown and Lake Arlington systems in the Barnett Shale..”

**What is in disposal waste?http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9TzK4b0yCrw/R0WbL79kWPI/AAAAAAAABDw/o_RymZqwFPU/s1600-h/form_w-14.gif













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Nichols Junior High Dirty Socks & Barnett Shale Lack of Rocks

WFAA did a thorough story on Arlington’s Nichols Junior High illnesses associated with odors.. http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/investigates/parents-teachers-demand-answers-as-arlington-schoolhouse-rocked-by-illnesses/395907519

Reporter, Jason Trahan, posted school memos and the HVAC evaluation on Scribd and all points to mold. This link supports the assessment of the Dirty Sock Syndrome, http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/forum/topics/dirty-sock-syndrome-in-high-efficiency-hvac-units. So mystery solved? Probably YES. But it gave me chills to see Dr Rich in the interview refer to a gas.

So as a fractivist being prompted by a Facebook friend to look into this (gas well proximity),  while Nichols is one of the FEW AISD schools NOT near a gas well pad site, it is however about 2.5 miles south of one of the largest Barnett Shale fault lines near the Viridian where wells were plugged.

So what do rocks have to do with this story? It is the absence of rock (largest Barnett Shale fault line 1,800 foot drop off). In 2012 I spoke with the VP of Range Resources, David Poole. Range sold to Legend-who capped those wells. Poole told me that the reason those wells weren’t productive is… we drilled into an area-that very faulted area at depth-in the Barnett, and what I understand from our geophysicist is that in those very faulted areas of the Barnett, over the hundreds of millions of years that the Barnett has been there, the gas has essentially leaked off through those faults and gone into upper formations in the Ft Worth Basin”.

Which brings me to my alarmist mode story…ha ha…

“The blast, on Jan. 17, 2001, stemmed from an old uncapped brine well forgotten inside the downtown store that once was part of a turn-of-the-20th century spa.
SEVEN MILES AWAY, propane had escaped, unknown, through a failed well casing tied to the Yaggy field salt storage cavern belonging to Oneok Inc., of Tulsa, Okla”.


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Water – Energy NEXUS nixing “Proven Reserves” projections?

proven reserves allen gilmer.jpegTurning Proven Reserves of “Potential Production” numbers on their heads is the purpose of this blog as the NEXUS of water and energy head in the direction of a collision course?

Allen Gilmer posted on his LinkedIn this graphic for crude oil. This lavish attitude of endless oil clashes with the “keep it in the ground” campaigns and probably does NOT account for the stress in the water supply/availability NEXUS for energy production because a 2-14 Colorado State research project entitled

“U.S. Perspective on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Colorado Water Institute Information Series No. 116″

has section 8.1. …“Lack of scientific data, information, and literature

The main data gaps in the water sector relate to groundwater and recycled water. There is an absence of enough data about actual groundwater use, which has led to inaccurate energy requirement data for groundwater extractions [38]. In addition, the end uses and volumes of recycled water are not well documented nationally, and there is no inventory of water recycling plants and their capacity [38]. Among all states, California and Florida are the only ones that publish reports on their reclaimed water use. The U.S. Geological Survey’s 1995 report is the last comprehensive survey of reclaimed water reuse [150].

In comparison with data availability on water resources per se, the lack of data about the effects of the energy sector on water resources is more substantial. Some of the main gaps in data availability include [38]:

  •  Te long term effects of coal mining, especially on groundwater, are not yet fully understood; • There is not enough per-reviewed literature analyzing effects of natural gas extraction on water and environment;
  •  There is little understanding about the impacts of new technologies and the exploration of new energy deposits;
  • The majority of documents evaluating the impacts of oil and natural gas extraction and processing are now outdated due to the development of unconventional oil and natural gas sources and rapid change in technologies;
  • Uranium mining, especially in-situ leaching, has not received enough academic attention
  • There is a need for federal quantitative data on biofuel production water consumption;  
  • There are high uncertainties associated with the precision of historical data on average annual rate of water withdrawals for thermoelectric generation [151];
  • There is no comprehensive data on nuclear power plants water use as they were exempted from reporting their water use to the EIA since 2002 [41];
  • False water use reporting from water-cooled natural gas and coal power plants and no data about nuclear plants water use has left 27% of all freshwater withdrawals and 24% of all freshwater consumption unaccounted for [152]. Most information about the water intensity of oil and natural gas extraction and processing are reported by industry, and federal regulation exempts declaration of some chemicals used in the process. Gleick’s work in 1994 [43], which is based on data from the 1970s and 1980s, is the main source of data for the majority of the literature discussing the efects of coal, natural gas, oil, and uranium on water [66, 71, 153]. Te lack of comprehensive information on the energy sector’s water use has created an incomplete picture of the impacts this sector has on water resources. Te policymakers need more accurate data to regulate operations and development of these resources.

8.2. Policy and Governance Policy barriers are among the main challenges to moving toward a nexus approach.

National water policy choices have to find the tradeoff between environmental sustainability and economic affordability. For this purpose, governments and policy designers should find ways to encourage synergies among different sectors and implement innovations that accelerate nexus security. Some existing policy gaps and shortcomings are discussed below.

Federal and state supports, such as state revolving funds for wastewater treatment, loan and grant programs of the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service, and the Community Development Block Grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, undermine incentives for water and wastewater services to make cost-effective decisions [154]; the lack of regulatory requirements and government funding has resulted in the fact that utilities wait until direct and indirect costs become unbearable before they rehabilitate water pipeline; the lack of federal legislation for wastewater recycling has substantially slowed its development down, even though the development of recycled water is very promising; promotion of water-recycling projects is affected by water rights laws; specific requirements for treatment or monitoring for recycling have not been stated in the Safe Drinking Water Act [155]; the only guideline on non-potable water reuse, documented by the U.S. EPA [40], is partially based on a review and evaluation of current state regulations, not on rigorous risk assessment methodology [40, 155]; hydraulic fracturing was exempted under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, creating substantial uncertainties associated with the type of chemicals used in the process and therefore their impact on water and the environment.

A set of regulations for the oil and natural gas industries was issued by the U.S. EPA in 2012. These regulations were under the Clean Air Act and addressed emissions, leaks and spills [40]. However, more Background Paper 145 regulations are demanded under the Safe Drinking Water Act to address pumping chemicals underground [38]. For the fracking industry, a Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemical Act was proposed in Congress twice in 2009 and 2011, but it was never passed”.

F U R T H E R M O R E…….


“No water, no energy. No energy, no water.”


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Solvent 4 H2S Scavengers = Air Quality Risk-Switch to Alcohol Based Chemical Treatment

UTA Clear interview on Eagleford Shale findings on air quality testing.




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