Please email ASAP to stop drilling near Cowboy Stadium in Arlington

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Originally I had this petition on change.org to try to stop it in the first place.
The City Council will meet at 6:30 pm at 101 W Abram St, Arlington TX to redraw a drilling zone for the Truman/Cowboy Stadium drilling site at 310 N Collins St.
If you can email, speak, or sign an opposition card asking them to deny the Special Use Permit for a new drilling zone, it would be much appreciated …see remarks below, thanks.
—– Forwarded Message —-
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To:  Robert Cluck <robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Jimmy Bennett <jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>;
Sent: Mon, September 3, 2012 6:09:42 PM
Subject: Please read for this Tues 9/4 vote on SUP/drilling zone Truman

Since Chesapeake does not have 70% of the owners approval to be within 600 feet, only three of you council members need to say NO to this Special Use Permit to discontinue the build out of this drill site that is in our Entertainment District and part of the Divison Street Corridor Plan to connect to our Downtown area.

 

It is within two miles of five (potentially six) approved drill sites if you count the second GM padsite & the UTA padsite which together has 41 gas wells with some that are now aging, and have lift compressors added.

The Boys & Girls Club (who recently lost a beloved volunteer in that recent hit & run by the Stadium) is less than 1/2 mile away. 

It is 1/3 of a mile from Johnson Creek and the Clairemont Assisted Living Center who do not have the vechicle resources to evacuate if needed.

This drill site is adjacent to a carwash, an Autozone, hotels, & other businesses.

 It violates our 600 foot setback with duplexes, several homes, a mobile home park, low income apartments, and a church.

One home is downwind for most of the year about 367 feet of the drill zone. The storage tanks will be dangerously close to businesses on Division.

 Recall that I personally collected 500 signatures of opposition from stakeholders that live or work in the immediate area.

 Recall also that during the Change dot org petition timeframe, that 9,408 potential visitors to the stadium did NOT support drilling at this location.

Please consider that 1111 East Division Street is still available as an alternative drilling location which former Councilman Leblanc said would be an eyesore on this expensive piece of property near the stadium.
In 2002, the EPA had an Urban Air Toxic Monitoring Program in Arlington that recorded 7.5 times higher than the national average for Acetaldehyde, and almost 3 times the propionaldehyde which was mostly due to the painting (surface coating) process probably from GM.
In 2010, GM reported over 462 tons per year of vocs which blow to our Entertainment District right at Six Flags.
Six years ago, Collins Street had almost 34,000 vehicle emissions per day before the Cowboy Stadium was built.
Tarrant County is already out of compliance to the federal ozone standards, & allowing this SUP for drilling in close proximity to all the nearby mom & pop paint shops make this area’s air quality undesirable to live in which will hurt our plans for downtown lofts and a senior retirement living center.
UTA already has 22 on campus gas wells and Carrizo may be expanding once they move the daycare. With the projected growth of UTA and its new Maverick Stadium, this area cannot use anymore added emissions.
With each passing day, more people are learning about the negatives of urban drilling and how Chesapeake has fallen from the graces of those who have been shorted on royalty checks. With the financial mess that Chesapeake is in, we should be proactive to add language to our drilling ordinance that ………
     1) mandates choking back the wells’ production during times of low NG prices and high supply, as well as 
     2) requiring scrubbers on open hatch flowback tanks, 
    3) using electric rigs in ALL drilling, 
    4) mandating Green Completions, and 
    5) demand a pipeline be connected prior to fracking so that flowback can occur immediately
I would like to get on with my life and not spend 10 hours a day on negative publicity to our good city if they would just be reasonable and admit that this location is too close to too many people, and that our responding Fire Department has to get across the railroad tracks and through the busiest intersection at Collins and Division to get to the Truman/Cowboy Stadium site in the event of an emergency/evacuation.
Having this drill site across the street from a gasoline station and so near our water tower, presents too many risks near to such huge gathering places such as the Cowboy & Ranger Stadiums.
Wells currently at this site are being fracked and now we have to WAIT for the pipeline to be connected before flowing it back. That is unacceptable given that the Lynn Smith site on Bowen sickened many Arlington residents last March. I have begged for intervention in risking the same stale water flowback event here, yet no one has responded to my concerns of this.
Their are THREE TOO MANY wells at the Truman/Cowboy Stadium drill site and they so near to so much in the heart of our city.
Please do not allow 11 more gaswells to be drilled at 310 N Collins by denying the SUP for a new drilling zone.
 
Thank You.

Kim Feil

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Sun, September 2, 2012 3:16:50 PM
Subject: Pad site will emit 40.3 tons per year of Carbon Monoxide on padsite says Dr Blatt

“I have worked in this community for 30 years and I’m very cognizant of the respiratory disease issues that will be compounded by the addition of these emissions to the atmosphere,” Blatt wrote….

The “potential to emit” amounts of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and other chemicals that may be released at the sites can vary, depending on the type of operations involved, according to legal advertisements posted by Chesapeake….Chesapeake confirmed the potential to discharge various amounts of these materials on an annual basis from their compressor operations: carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, methane, carbon dioxide equivalent, benzene and formaldehyde. There will also be various amounts of volatile organic compounds, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, acetaldehyde, acrolein, ethylbenzene, methanol, n-hexane, toluene, xylenes and nitrous oxide.

“In particular, carbon monoxide of 40.28 tons per year will be produced by this well pad. This is of grave concern because the exposure to respiratory disease and creation of the ozone layer are toxic to lung disease,”

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If the CDC is worried about the oil and gas workers, then who is worrying about the residents nearby?

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/oilgas/projects.html

“There is little, existing information regarding occupational health risks for chemical and mineral exposures to workers in the extraction and production industry.

As part of the NIOSH Field Effort to Assess Chemical Exposure Risks to Oil and Gas Workers, NIOSH will partner with industry to better understand occupational exposures and possible health risks to workers by investigating the variety and magnitude of chemical exposure risks and routes of exposures that may be hazardous to workers. To determine the degree or absence of health risks, NIOSH researchers will conduct field-based exposure assessment studies to identify, characterize, and (if needed) control workplace chemical exposures. The goals of this NIOSH field effort are threefold:

  1. Understand workplace operations and identify processes, materials and activities where chemical exposures could occur;
  2. Characterize potential exposures to vapors, gases, dusts and particulates, elements (metals), and fumes; and
  3. Depending on research outcomes (and if needed), develop recommended safe work practices and/or exposure controls such as ventilation engineering, product substitution, modifications to work practices, and/or appropriate use of personal protective equipment.”
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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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