UPDATE 9/20/14 Since the Denton Chamber blindly endorsed the frackers, I was reminded about Arlington’s unresponsive Chamber ….Here is a letter (a year earlier than this post) from the Arlington Chamber of Commerce asking council to not approve a fee for each well head to fund the fire department’s response to gas well training…. I believe that $2 million per single well being referenced only represents the mineral value that taxes will be collected on for maybe the first two years before the wells peter out. Never mind the surface valuations at these drill sites that can go as low as seven cents a sq ft!
Now that we have the proficiency in this training, we are able to charge a fee so that other firemen in the Barnett Shale can have this training too. This shows the chamber didn’t care about that income potential; nevermind that they did not believe that our firemen needed to learn how to respond to such drilling events.
Just last Saturday, 9/13/14, Mansfield had an emission event. The emergencies never go away and will only ramp up as these gas wells, storage tanks, gathering lines and compressors …age.
It only worsens too now that we are seeing second tier (limited liability) drillers starting to care for these sites like Enervest (who took over Carrizos wells).
Sharing a letter here to the Arlington Chamber of Commerce asking them how they will fight fracking in Arlington…here’s why they need to…..
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Subject: Is Arlington’s “climate” friendly to businesses? Here is a reason for “nada”
- Mystery Rash for Arlington TX Resident near Fracking GM
- 25% Tax Value Loss on Drilling Related Real Estate in Arlington TX
- Towns with Drinking Water Intelligence – a list of Local Actions Against Fracking
- Arlington TX leaders allow 3,288 lbs Explosive Carcinogenic Benzene Per DAY not including the GM plant !
TEX LG. CODE ANN. A§ 253.005 : Texas Statutes – Section 253.005: LEASE OF OIL, GAS, OR MINERAL LAND
“(c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality..”
Texas Administrative Code, Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 101, Subchapter A,
Rule 101.4, Environmental Quality, Nuisance
No person shall discharge from any source whatsoever one or more
air contaminants or combinations thereof, in such concentration and
of such duration as are or may tend to be injurious to or to adversely
affect human health or welfare, animal life, vegetation, or property, or
as to interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of animal life, vegetation,