Protest at UT-Arlington when TCEQ omits Oil & Gas from hazardous waste reduction workshop

I really don't know what this leather contraption is.

TCEQ tied up like a whore wearing a chastity belt!

Today TCEQ told me their hands are tied when it comes to pollution control in our neighborhoods related to O&G


On October 4-5, 2011 at the Automation & Robotics Research Institute, UT-Arlington, managers of oil and gas drill sites, gathering/compression stations, pipeline management, and those managing natural gas processing plants (note how all those inactive sites seem to have no one home?) need not attend a hazardous waste reduction workshop.

Why?… because the oil and gas pollution is regulated by the Railroad Commission, not the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality.

I requested from Dave Greer (TCEQ) that he coordinate with the RRC to add a day to the workshop so as to INCLUDE O&G since this industry’s pollution has proliferated, is in our back yards, and in our airshed (time will tell if it is in our ground watershed). But I was flatly refused on that request.

To see the humor in my request…think about it…regarding the hazardous fluids that flow back (in our Barnett Shale), once we punch a hole in that deep, deep, ancient seabed of water (full of NORM, barium, chlorides, heavy metals, arsenic, brine etc..) we get a hell of alot more produced water flowing back (20-30 years worth) than we put in during fracking.

And regarding the frac water secret recipes…why would the drillers want to reduce the (unknown and unregulated) chemicals since they are so necessary to the process? Is the process broke ya think?

And since there are no regulations to limit the amount of fluids (frack water) being shoved down there (after they blast holes in their precious cement casings- wow that makes a lot of sense for them to brag about their steel and cement casings and then detonate bombs down there – LOL)…..

And since no technology (to my knowledge) exists to frack and NOT use diesel compressors (that frack up our localized airshed), ya think we should wait til the technology improves?

And since we have no regulations on reporting how much of the BTEX laden frack water with chemicals goes down, and since we have no regulations on reporting how much of all the natural (un-natural once disturbed) and man-made toxic water comes back up….

And since man can’t control the sheer strength and quantity of all that fracked up water (or the earthquakes from injection sites), then why bother attending this seminar anyway? 

I went on-line to ask the RRC to see if they could find some way to reduce their industry’s pollution, and saw this press release…

Railroad Commissioners Ask Texas Attorney General to Challenge EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule


… and then I thought…(never mind they are only interested in protecting the industry).

Likewise the TCEQ doesn’t protect us on O&G matters (the legislature is responsible for that I was told), so I found my chastity belt item I’m selling on Craigslist and duly note that the



so…”you Barnett Shale Breathers Beware” (and have a nice life however short it may become living in the gas patch).

Mark your calendars to protest at UTA, thanks.

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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