When the Grass Grows Again

When I was gathering some 500 signatures to fight the drill site by my home near the Cowboy Stadium, I was literally overcome by the gasoline mowers at an apartment complex.  I vowed to address those atrocious mowing machines as my next endeavor, however, I’m in a pickle cause my next choice is the EPA approved propane mowers which run on…..natural gas!

Holding true to my vow and knowing that grass will need cutting before we switch off of fossil fuels to sustainable energy choices, I am recommending in the DFW area a company called Bluesky, please like them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/bluesky?sk=info and/or go to website http://www.bluesky-services.org/solar.html and tell them Kim and Ben (Zene) sent ya. I can actually send you the pdf contract and get $$ credit -(yep activists have to eat too) for you to switch your lawn care contract. Please email me if you decide to make the switch. They even have an option to lease solar panels.

The EPA writes…..

  •  “A typical gasoline-powered lawn mower for one hour produces the same amount of smog-forming hydrocarbons as driving an average car almost 200 miles under typical driving conditions.
  • What are the health effects of pollutants emitted from lawn equipment?
  • Lawn equipment emits pollutants such as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), particle pollution (dust), and VOC. These pollutants can contribute to health problems that may affect homeowners, their families, and the community and include:
  • Particle Pollution, also known as Particulate Matter
    • Particle pollution is released from yard equipment during the combustion of gasoline.
    • Particle pollution can lodge deep in the lungs and cause respiratory problems, cardiac arrhythmia (heartbeat irregularities), and heart attacks
    • Particle pollution can also impact the young, the elderly, and people with existing conditions such as emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma.
    • Particle pollution can also contain other harmful pollutants such as heavy metals.
  • VOC
    • VOC is released during the combustion of gasoline while using yard equipment.
    • The chemicals in VOC can form ground-level ozone (smog) which can cause breathing difficulties, especially with those who are young, elderly, or have existing respiratory problems such as asthma.”
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About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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