From: Kim Feil <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: October 27, 2011 8:59:51 AM CDTTo: Kim Feil <email@example.com>, Mel.LeBlanc@arlingtontx.govSubject: poor Mr SamI wouldn’t be surprised if (Arlington Councilman), Mel LeBlanc advised Sam in the Chesapeake lease/waiver signing saga. Apparently Mr Sam was the one of the “hold outs” because he had three business properties that were within the 600 ft buffer of the Truman/Cowboy Stadium drill site to be at the NW corner of Collins and Division. Sam told me he was unhappy that Chesapeake wouldn’t make him a “reasonable” offer for his properties. The night that the proposed site was tabled because they didn’t have the needed % of owner’s signature to break the 600 ft setback ordinance, they said they had a hold out person wanting $200,000….guess who that was? The other three hold outs with smaller land parcels were “eventually” bought-off by Chesapeake. Obviously they were more affordable than Mr Sam’s bigger parcels (each parcel gets one vote–our new ordinance should read that each unique owner gets one vote, but council never listens to my comments-they practice blank expressions when I speak to them). The paid off Chesapeake “winners” were 1. the out of state duplex owner (who I originally was able to get her to rescinded her waiver. In her rescind letter, she said she was lied to by the landmen years ago), 2. Jacob Kohan at least $12,000,(absentee landlord in my neighborhood who originally wanted to be bought out and helped me get signatures against that drill site being so close to his residential, rental properties, and 3. Collins street land owner Ricardo Sandoval ( we met a couple of times and also didn’t want this drill site devaluing his property. This drilling will be occurring next month now in a tightly spaced, inappropriate location). Mr. Sandoval eventually leased his business that is currently a breakfast joint near the water tower and was bought off by Chesapeake last January for at least $16,000 or $17,000. Mr Sam met with me once and watched a youtube video of infrared pollution that is not visible to the naked eye in drilling. I appealed to his sense of decency to protect his numerous workers that will be so close to this pollution, and he acted concerned, but never returned my calls and he was strangely never available when I numerously tried to visit him again. His workers, signed my petition (I got five hundred street walked ones in the immediate area), so I know those that have to breathe this pollution (workers, renters) don’t want it. I can only hope Mr Sam gets his share of the BTEX toxins as he gets to stare at this drill site…and if he doesn’t give his employees health care coverage, I guess us taxpayers get to foot the bill when they start getting ill from added toxic, industrial pollution than what they have to endure now working near the busy intersection of Collins and Division. The area’s air quality is already bad compliments of all the street traffic and GM’s 562 tons per year emissions (415 tpy in 2009)…oh did I mention GM has gas wells too? Thank’s Mr Sam and Councilman LeBlanc, your efforts to pollute this town are very much noticed by those that have to breathe in UN-livable-Arlington-Inferno Texas, Kaboom town (literally?) USA.
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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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