If you did a keyword search and my similar tag words brought you here and think it is unrelated & not applicable to you…wrong….WE ALL DRINK WATER & need to read this and contact our local, state, & federal leaders for action or vote them out…or have a civil uprising to fight for our very lives at some point.
Contamination of an acquifer can travel about a mile per year and they are fracking us into oblivion if we let them (corporations & bought out politicions).
The president said to safely drill, but until someone invents error proof humans and rot proof cement casings …it can’t be done safely.
update….I emailed the mayor of Pantego, who is on well water, to alert them of the recent UTA Tex Well water study results…which shows the closer U R to drilling (< 1.9 miles), that unsafe arsenic and other contaminents have been found in the Barnett Shale.
Here is a list of towns from Food and Water Watch that list those leaders and citizens that worked to be proactive in protecting drinking water and air quality from Big Oil & Gas…..obviously in the pic above I show some slight emotion that Arlington TX did not make the list.
In Ft Worth, Mansfield, Pantego, Dalworthington Gardens, Grand Prairie, Arlington, and other Barnett Shale towns, Home Rule did not work because the leaders did NOT do their due diligence by ordering an Environmental Health Impact Study PRIOR to allowing the new concept of Urban Drilling.
A recent example of Arlington’s head in the sand is that Dr/Mayor Cluck’s proclamation on our city blog post failed to mention about a prior drilling related surface spill into our Lake Arlington and how laterals have been drilled UNDER our water supply. I tweeted.. “R U #fracking kidding me? #Arlington has 100 laterals #drilled under our drinkn water supply. http://myarlingtontx.com/2013/05/09/mayor-cluck-proclaims-drinking-water-week/“
For an added “playful” chuckle, note the nick name
kaBOOM Arlington gasland Texas. Here is an except from the city blog….