How to Make breathing safer near Urban Drilling – will never be healthy to live by though

For starters, please watch this and tell me if you agree that scrubbers are needed on these open hatch flowback tanks…if so, repost because if you live on a shale, this could be in your backyard.

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This is the perfect article by David Suzuki to sum up why we need to “Ban Fracking Now”. But the politics will not allow that anytime soon.

Years ago, I thought after the BP spill that the hard to reach, risky fossil fuels would be prohibited. NOPE…..notice in my video shrieking to City Council “….like oil in the Gulf….R U awake”

Our City Council is still approving any and most all drilling items that are on the agenda. And since our president is sold on natural gas and we cannot stop the bullet that has left the fracking guns (yes they do use them to perforate the cement casings), here are some suggestions (a few that Dale Henry, who is running for Railroad Commissioner, helped me with).

Shale is unconventional energy and the rush has caused innocent people like me to leave the “working for a paycheck” life, and pursue “working for the truth”. Now that I am enlightened, I need to make sure this “truth works for change” to make urban drilling safer to live near.

Having experience here, I need reporters, bloggers, shale investors and stakeholders (in safe air and water)  to “reason” with the industry, and so I need you to help me speak to them as they are not responsive to me.
I live at ground zero for urban drilling. We have about 60 padsites in our 99 sq mile town here in Arlington TX. The following requests won’t cover public protections on the huge buildout and the associated human errors or accidents. We had a drill spill in Lake Arlington, our drinking source, a couple of years ago and have had maybe a dozen emission events over the last couple of years that I am aware of. The following are the items lacking in our oil and gas drilling ordinance….
1. Use electric (not diesel) rigs in urban areas.
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” is subject to open records of water & soil test results.

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.

5. Mandate ventless, emission free flowback tanks.
6. We shouldn’t have to wait 2.5 years for the EPA mandated Green Completions and allow venting or flaring in urban or rural areas….methane losses should be prevented-period.
7. The pipeline should be in place FIRST before fracturing so that flowback doesn’t sit in the ground for months festering some unknown, man-made hydrogen sulfide-like stale water flowback. 

8. The setback away from people should be substantial. Rural method drilling is not acceptable in urban areas. A doctor who is an environmental tester said that the health effects are being seen downwind from about 1,800 – 2,500 feet.

9. Zero tolerance for underinspected, or faked Waste Disposal Injection Well casing pressure tests which risks 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 Ordinance. 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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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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One Response to How to Make breathing safer near Urban Drilling – will never be healthy to live by though

  1. Cathy Go says:

    Why is any fracking even allowed near the New Madrid zone?

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