Arlington approves DRILLING ZONE for 13 more gas wells in one fell swoope – limits future public comment

UPDATE: Here is a list and related letter as of 11/6/14 of those drill sites in Arlington that MUST have a new sup “DRILLING ZONE” established.  Rescind letters can happen to pull out those names and therefore NOT meet the 65% or 75% landowners signatures needed to force a supermajority vote for council.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Bridgett White <>
To: ‘kim feil’ <>
Sent: Friday, November 7, 2014 11:41 AM
Subject: RE: Q’s on drillng zone ordinance amendment

Ms. Feil,

Below are the answers to your questions…


From: kim feil []
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2014 9:28 AM
To: Bridgett White
Subject: Q’s on drillng zone ordinance amendment

1) what setback distance is the notifications of a community meeting mailed out to and is it certified mail? Per Gas Well Ordinance No. 11-068, each notice must be mailed to all surface owners within six hundred (600) feet of the approved SUP boundary and to all registered neighborhood associations within one (1) mile of the SUP boundary.  Notice shall be made by depositing the same, property addressed and postage paid, in the United States mail.

2) Why is the city not mailing out the notifications? Per the Ordinance, the Operator shall be responsible for notice of the public meeting, arranging for a meeting place and conducting the meeting.

3) Is the meeting limited to just those invited? The meetings are open to the public.  Per the Ordinance, the purpose of the meeting is to give residents an opportunity to review information related to the gas drilling permit request and to ask questions about the project.  In order to accomplish this purpose as outlined in the ordinance, the Operator may request that the questions related to the request be answered first and then other questions be answered afterwards so that those who received a notification and attend can have their questions/concerns addressed.

4) For a drilling zone, does the original SUP suffice for those within 600 feet or does the process start over with getting signatures for (65%?-70%?) those landowners within 600 feet to agree to being inside that “exception to the ordinance” setback? The original signature can be used.  However, the city does not count the original if a new petition in opposition is submitted.  The original support letter may be a contractual relationship and changing would be a civil matter between operator and property owner. 

5) Can you send a spreadsheet of which drill sites have NOT yet had their drilling zone established? See attached.


I know I should come in person up to planning incase I have new questions…but Jim P and I have had moments up there in person we don’t want to relive and re-record…


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Related video of Lake Arlington produced water storage tank’s invisible emissions

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From: kim feil <>
To: “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:58 PM
Subject: Fw: Council’s unanimous vote tonight
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: “” <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:58 PM
Subject: Council’s unanimous vote tonight
Thank you Jan Miller (hope I got the name right) for speaking to Arlington City Council during the Yeandle drilling zone (13 more wells) SUP vote. I appreciate your concern about adjacent nature perserve and if wild life (and the public) could access the frack pond…of course council considers the pond an “amenity”…that fresh water frac pond isn’t so fresh being that Village Creek stuff….a real frack pond with toxins (produced water with hydrocarbons) does occur with EACH new well during the first stage of flowback when they allow the venting to take place through the OPEN hatches of those red frac tanks – they really should be making Chesapeake (Vantage owns this one though) flowback using the pressurized, VENTLESS urban flowback tanks.
The last chance the Yeandle site (7100 West I-20) has to stop all future drilling there is when the first well comes up for vote on this new SUP drilling zone. If they deny the first well, the others can’t happen, but I bet they can still keep bringing back a new request for that first well after a certain amount of time has passed. So this vote tonight was critical to not allow the SUP and that would have stopped the build out past those four existing wells already there-probably petering out by now.
Once they approve that first well on that new SUP drilling zone, then the remaining 12 wells will be administratively approved (unless they are out of compliance via the inspections).
The only future public comment allowed on the Yeandle site will be on the first well permit request, and later on if they want to expand the drilling zone for more wells.
The storage tanks holding the produced water has hydrocarbons that only an infrared camera can see (as pictured above in a related video) ….  plant, animal and human life will be exposed to those emissions 24/7 and those emissions grow with each new well.
Kim Feil 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, NuisanceNo 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,
or property.

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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