Whether fracking for unconventional SHALE oil can be profitable, what leaders should be looking at is the highest long term costs in terms of risking health, property values and peaceful enjoyment of your homestead. Other costs may be your right to clean water or your right to water supplies. Still there are other considerations, like what is the net effect of jobs if the tourism (hunting and fishing industry) becomes threatened with environmental losses?
The fracking process is extremely controversial and with good reason…….. The NY Times reported on page 6 that “a confidential industry study from 1990, conducted for the American Petroleum Institute, concluded that ‘using conservative assumptions,’ radium in drilling wastewater dumped off the Louisiana coast posed ‘potentially significant risks’ of cancer for people who eat fish from those waters regularly.”
I grew up in Independence and now have lived in Arlington TX for the past 20 years. prior to that, I lived near the refineries in Norco for 8 years before moving to Texas. Because our City Council allowed drilling in Arlington, we now have over 60 padsites and already around 350 gas wells. Once the price of natural gas (dry gas) goes back up, each site could easily see 12-22 gas wells on each padsite. Google earth the Ft Worth and Denton towns and see how dotted up the landscape is….what you can’t see under the ground on the waste disposal through injection wells are another risk to our pipelines through man made earthquakes too.
Even though oil fetches higher prices than gas, don’t be fooled because the production drops fast, the air quality suffers greatly (see smog issues in rural drilling areas of Colorado).
The minerals aren’t going anywhere S L O W D O W N the saying “don’t poop where you eat” pertains to Y O U who sign contracts and to you who vote the permits in.
Speaking from experience and full time research without pay, I’ve read and documented for years everything I could get my hands on about drilling, You should contact your local Chamber of Commerce and your City Councils and ask them to take a “wait and see” stance on endorsing drilling….other towns and countries have banned fracking.
In north Texas, folks that can are migrating out of the Barnett Shale area, but find that the land is exponentially more expensive OFF of the shale for “some” reason. For example per Tim Ruggerio (who appeared on 60 minutes and whose home was devalued 75% near drilling) has just moved and told me “Wise County=$9K and acre, Aubrey/Pilot Point=$50K an acre”. Amite and the surrounding areas need to ban together to avoid drilling and risk devaluing properties. Just two drill sites in Arlington have been devalued by a total of 3.5 million dollars from 2010 to 2011 on the tax rolls.
People are getting multiple chemical sensitivities and are getting out of the airshed of the cumulative effects of the numerous drill sites. Please see the invisible emissions that only an infrared camera picks up. I live down wind from 22 gaswells at the local university here. The video link of what my family and I have been breathing is at this link.
These two links cover the story of over a dozen teens with suspected exposure to neuro toxins on their soccer field where frack chemicals were reported spilled and trees are dead.
I am surrounded by gas wells here in Arlington and this has been my nightmare. I had to start detoxing cause my health was failing breathing this crap! I want to move back to my hometown in Independence, but not if Amite allows fracking. Help fight it hard. The short term cash and jobs and indirect jobs is not worth the long term demise of the towns.This link shows the pdf presentation where our fire dept will ask our city council to approve the needed $800K (equipment and more staffing) to keep up with the work the gas wells is adding to the departments.Please do the research yourself on shale drilling and don’t be fooled by the quick cash and the industry tall tales of great safety records. Everything has a price…what is the tranquility, health and long-term livability of your city worth?
Petition for Safer Urban Drilling
- SHUT IN WELLS during TX Freeze violates RRC Declaration to keep gas flowing / TXOGA, Local Officials forewarned of Interdependency Flaws of NG Production Sites on ERCOT Grid
- City of Ft Worth FAIL to Pick Up Incoming Air Quality Complaint
- DWG Compressor Station fire, why are there NO urban gas processing setback rules?
- $38.2 million given to RRC from Rainy Day Fund in 2018-2019 state budget for Abandoned Well Clean Up – One third of TX 438,000 O&G wells are INACTIVE, over 6,000 are abandoned
- Eastern Star Points to Unknown Disposition of Gasoline Storage Tank Buried at AISD Performing Arts Center and MORE
Archives to scroll through
- AISD Performing Arts Pollution
- avner vengosh
- baker hughes
- Barnett Shale
- bottled water
- city council
- Compressor Station
- Dale Henry
- don jakeway
- drilling mud
- endocrine disruption
- flooded drill sites
- frack on crack
- ft worth
- impact investing
- injection wells
- joe barton
- lake arlington
- lake charles
- land farming
- Methyl Mercaptan
- Particulate Matter
- produced water
- water contamination
- water generator
- water pollution
- water world
History of Hell