Tangipahoa Parish Residents…Take Action NOW against SHALE oil fracking

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?

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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1 Response to Tangipahoa Parish Residents…Take Action NOW against SHALE oil fracking

  1. “Thank you for your concern. The speaker for our luncheon this Wednesday is purely for informational purposes. We are also working on another speaker to give our membership even more information regarding how to prepare for this type of industry if in fact it comes. The Amite Chamber of Commerce has not endorsed any facet of this industry in the area. Our goal is to make sure our members are armed with as much factual information as possible to make the best decisions for themselves and their businesses, whether that be negative information or positive.”

    Jeremy M. Adamson
    Amite Chamber of Commerce
    Office: 985-748-5537
    Cell: 985-517-2474
    Fax: 985-748-5527
    Email: amitecoc@att.net

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