Opinion Arlington Fossil Fuel Questions Candidates for Mayor

Benzene trys to hide but latency cancers are eminent.

Benzene trys to hide but latency cancers are eminent.

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: editor@opinionarlington.com
Cc: robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov
Sent: Fri, April 19, 2013 11:15:50 PM
Subject: voter guide questions

Hi Buddy, in January my teen kept getting this weird rash and my husband’s neck started to swell (he now has cancer) and of course I blame the drilling…been preoccupied with learning how to care for him, but tonight I dug into some of my neglected email.  Mayor Cluck is such a loser for not participating in Opinion Arlington’s survey and I appreciate all the questions you asked. Thank your for having gas well and energy questions.
Even though I did not run this year for office, I had to comment on some of your questions because I do have some answers since this is what I have engrossed myself in over the last three years….
Regarding your question “More Gas Well Regulations Needed? After authorizing natural gas development in Arlington, the city council has on three separate occasions imposed new layers of regulation, resulting in less activity in Arlington and reduced royalties. Do you believe further regulation is needed?”  I wanted to tell you that when the dry gas prices went down it was too costly for Chesapeake to be in Arlington. The drillers flocked to the wet gas in south Texas. They only drilled here where leases were about to expire. I got a $1.20 shut in check..did you?
If anything the new ordinance fast tracked drilling and set the scene for when the prices go back up for a bonanza build out because the permits now can get administrative approval as long as the drillers are in compliance on the inspections once a new drill zone is approved and the first well is approved on that new drill zone.
We have serious gaps in public protections in our ordinance…I don’t know if you smelled the horrible odor on Jan 30 or Jan 31 2013 from the drill site near you by the stadium, but the odor came into my home, and the following day an ambulance was sent to an employee at the Fina Station at 500 N. Collins. I videoed testimony of an employee in the area smelling it at I30. A complaint at a condominium on Harwell Street two miles away came in on that odor too and yet the city did not enforce their nuisance ordinance…even if they did, $2,000 is nothing to the drillers. This fee needs to be changed to reflect a percentage of sales or income.
“Do you believe that new technology will make coal a cleaner fuel?” There is no such thing as clean coal…the injection wells and fracking aren’t good proximity cousins for C02 sequestration…bad bad bad….we already R having earthquakes from injection wells.
Regarding the question “Do you view the recent fossil fuel discoveries in America, enough to meet our needs for at least 200 years, to be a good or bad development?”  Please familarize yourself with growing evidence that we do not even have 12-20 years of “economically extractable” natural gas resources. Arthur E. Berman and Deborah Rogers http://energypolicyforum.org/about-us/deborah/ have alot of commentary on this subject.
“Do you believe that all coal-fired power plants in Texas should be shut down and no more built?”  The Texas plants that shut down have done so because they couldn’t compete with the low natural gas prices…their business model isn’t profitable with gas fired plants on the scene now. Some plants will revert back to coal once natural gas prices go back up…those that cannot go back to coal and are stuck with natural gas as feedstock, will pass the costs on to us….this is why we need sun and wind because its free after initial investments.  I have heard you say you love coal cause its so cheap, sun and wind is even cheaper because it doesn’t come at the social and environmental costs to society in health effects from it’s pollution.
“Do you believe the failure to build new fossil fuel power plants in Texas puts us at risk of brown-outs and power grid failures?”   How ironic that the rolling blackouts during the Superbowl in Arlington were because of natural gas disruptions due to the freeze…  https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/freezing-arlington-gas-wells-here-is-housewifes-check-list/ .   I also read that ERCOT was complaining that all the drilling activity for natural gas was straining the grid.   http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/ERCOT-frets-over-growing-demand-4184252.php#ixzz2HhSEJA7t.
 
“Do you believe we need to build new petroleum refineries in this nation and that Texas should be at the forefront in that effort?”
Buddy, I don’t know if you are aware that alot of Gulfcoast refineries have had too much capacity…they don’t have enough demand to keep them busy…so why build more?
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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 Opinion Arlington Fossil Fuel Questions Candidates for Mayor

  1. Kim, I appeciate the views and information you have shared with Buddy and the spirit in which you have done this. I see that Buddy wanted people to start thinking. As always, you surely have. I have campaigned on opening the gas well ordinance. It is my intent to have all the current scientific and engineering information re-evaluated and updated. It foolish to think we have all the answers in this area when clearly more information can be brought to bear on the safety, aesthetics, and economics of the gas fracking process. I am not seeking the support of “Ben Zene”, but your vote and involvement will always be welcome. Jerry

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