Arlington Community Volunteer died from Lou Gerhigs – lived 600 ft from Fracking Martha Martin’s Horsefarm Drill site/ NIMBY


Nov 2014 update another tragedy in this area as a fire broke out in the basement of a nearby mansion…hope it was methane migration related from this nearby drill site…

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end update for the horse farm drill site

Here is the map of where Arlington beloved socialite and community volunteer died at age 65 from Lou Gehrigs disease. I feel it was a premature death complicated by the fact that she also lived within 600 feet of the Arlington Horse Farm drill site.

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Here is the news report on the neighborhood drill site opposition when they found out they’d B NIMYs….the fracking sad assed  truth is that I can relate… I signed away my minerals first then found Texas Sharon’s blogspot later….#wantdoover

How much faster did she decline in living so close to known environmental toxins coming  off of that site? Scientist, Stephen Hawkins, has been living with Lou Gehrigs for about 50 years now.

Since I look for Benzene related illnesses, I did find a legal publication of a new Benzene complaint claiming to be the cause of Lou Gehrigs disease....we have been drilling in Arlington for 7 years now and we don’t know how far the fallout zone is for the hydrocarbons coming off these Arlington sites.

Carol grew up in Venezuela and I wondered if she had an early exposure event there….”What started as a study of the island of Guam’s fruit bats and cycads, ancient seed-bearing plants that resemble palms, led to a startling hypothesis: Could cyanobacteria cause neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s?

I spoke to her neighbor about what changed the valuation of her home and he told me they added a bedroom. He also said that he thought she suffered with the illness before drilling and that the females in his household are fine.

So decide for yourself if our beloved Carol Zimmer, would have been with us longer if she didn’t live so close to a drill site. One thing is for sure, I struck a nerve (as I usually do) and so here is an exchange of letters from someone offended by me and my “cause”…….

Patrick writes…2:44pm Mar 7
Kim, I’m well aware of you and the cause you fight so hard and feel so passionately for. I was even somewhat, surprisingly impressed with you at a few of the City Council debates last year. I’m simply writing to ask that you not leave comments and tie certain cherished members of our N. Arlington community who have passed to your crusade.
I ask that you remove your comment from the Star-Telegram article about Carol Zimmer.
I’m not interested in getting into a back and forth with you, I’m just asking you kindly.Thank you.

Kim writes….10:36pm Mar 7
I removed it, but I also called her neighbor the good doctor cause I had some questions related to info on her TAD record and was trying to rule out mold and other environmental toxins…did you look at her home on Google Earth to see how close she was to drilling?The paper said she fought Lou Gehrig’s for three years – the doc said he thought she was sick before the drilling.

I knew this would anger some people, and I do not know if she was a relative of yours, but I do look at obits and look at proximity to Arlington drill sites…U should start looking at that too. Someone needs to care.

My “crusade” can go a long way in helping to protect your sweet family….what R U doing to help fight this?

“Those who R healthy in the shale get sick?
those who were sick get sicker or die quicker? and
those now dead R free from the dread in
LIVING in this BarnettShaleHell!”

Kim Feil

From: Facebook <>
To: Kim Triolo Feil <>
Sent: Sat, March 9, 2013 12:58:43 AM
Subject: New message from Patrick

I wasn’t going to respond to you, but again I respect anyone who pursues something with such passion and vigor as you do. That being said, I’m in the middle of a documentary, GasLand – which I’m sure you’ve seen. It relates to me bc the filmmaker is from 30 miles where I was born and lived for 8 years in NE Pennsylvania. I then moved to Arlington as a child. I’ve never been upset at the message you want to get a across – I was just ignorant about the facts about fracking. I did get frustrated by your delivery at times. However, I would like to talk to you more. I think, I could be an ally of yours in the N. Arlington community. In full disclosure I did sign a gas lease deal for $13,000 years ago when the money was helpful and needed. I would love tower with you and get your point of view in laymens terms. On a side note, Carol and the Zimmers are are good friend of my family and she did indeed get sick well before the drilling at the horse farm or Rolling Hills.A very curious,


Kim writes…..
Patrick, what is happening in Pennsylvania is unconscionable. Have you Google earthed over there? To get a taste of what could happen all over, Google was has already happened in Gardendale TX and be prepared for your jar to drop.
If you glance at some of the info on my blog..its not really a blog blog…some of it is a collection of letters sent to our Arlington leaders with info of parsed news stories and real life interviews of affected folks too. It is my database storehouse and evidence to the world that our leaders were notified in details.
I am thrilled that I am not the lone voice in north Arlington….there is a lull now in dry gas drilling and we are only a little over half way built out with our 60 padsites here in Arlington, and it is way past hope to stop drilling because the padsites are already here.
But the wells are really petering out fast and now need lift compressors (more risk/pollution). Just go to the TAD records to view a property value and a little lower on the page is the mineral valuations…select by name….and type in “city of” and look at some of Arlington’s valuations that have lost 50% value the first year and then 50% more each year on average.
For the drillers to come back in Arlington, the price of NG needs to be about $6 per mcf. A French company who owns 25% of Barnett Shale Chesapeake assets think that is the price to not lose money drilling…what I see playing out nation wide is that there is a huge effort to get rid of the TEMPORARY gas glut by exporting it therefore increasing the price so they can start drilling in our airsheds again.  (The trouble is that GM already affects our air-PLUS the water treatment plants have their own emissions and the state doesn’t regulate cummulative, multiple emissions…so 1+1 could equal 5.) The chemical companies are our friends in that they LIKE the low NG prices cause THEY R more profitable and DON’T want LNG exported. The drillers only care about their bottom line and NOT energy security…now if all the contracts that are on the table to export LNG are signed….there will be a drilling treadmill.
Please read Deborah Rogers blog (she is from Ft Worth-had/has? a goat farm near drilling and had some goats die. She is also an economist and travels to PA as a guest speaker detailing the gas bubble). She can eloquently explain the drilling treadmill. The short of it is…drilling in Texas has increased 90% over the last ten years yet average production has dropped like 38%… more and more drilling has to happen just to keep production from slipping.
If or when the drillers come back to Arlington…our Gas Drilling Ordinance has many loopholes in public protection…Senator Davis is trying to help address two of them for me, but there are more and the only way to really stop the build out and be able to control drilling in Arlington is to have council NOT approve the rest of the padsites that come up for a new drilling zone.
Basicly the city plan is to not have to keep having public hearings for each gaswell permit. If council approves a NEW Special Use permit (the old SUP’s are invalidated/expired per our new ordinance), once the first gaswell is approved on the newly approved SUP/drilling zone…all future gaswells within that new drilling zone will be administratively approved (unless the driller is out of compliance on inspections).
There have been a half dozen or so padsites already approved with a new drilling zone (the one by my home/Cowboys Stadium was one of the first) so lots more padsites to go.
There was an emission event (business as usual) at the Chesapeake Truman/Cowboy Stadium (310 N Collins) site that happened at the end of January a couple of months ago…I have video testamony that the odor was noxious all the way to I30, plus an incident report verified the odor to be reported 2 miles away at 1204 Harwell Dr. There is also an incident report for medical assistance that the Attorney General will have to make a ruling in my favor for it to be released to me. The last one like that I requested for an emission event in SE Arlington was denied.
These wells’ emissions carry a good distance and R in our airshed even when the site isn’t active. The onsite storage tanks emit invisible emissions only able to be seen with a FLIR infrared camera. (Drones should employ these).
Thank you for wanting to speak with me.
Arlington is a lost cause-council will approve every new drilling zone like its a good thing…but it is the last chance we have to control drilling in Arlington unless Plano Rep Van Taylor gets his way on House Bill 1469 that trys to take Home Rule authority away from the cities that try to regulate drilling setbacks…this Housebill will put the burden on the city to pay out of their own coffers forgone minerals to citizens if they prevent mineral owners from developing their minerals in their neighborhoods.
In Texas, subsurface mineral ownership trumps surface, real property rights.  Sick huh?
My most recent concern (in addition to my husband now seeing an oncologist as of yesterday-yeah they fracked the wells over the summer) is the video of an alleged whistle blower sending a message to Gov Cuomo to not drill in new York for fear of water contam….his message makes me real scared to not drink our “filtered” tap…there are things filters cannot get and we have over 100 laterals underneath Lake Arlington in addition to what feeds our lake being also at risk.
PS We signed too…we were told it was safe, that they would drill for 30 days and we’d get royalties for 30 years and it is the size of a small fire hydrant.
So thanks for reading through all this exchange between Patrick and myself.
In Closing, RIP Carol Zimmer, RIP comfort level of health and safety in living (dying early?) near gas wells in Arlington TX


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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1 Response to Arlington Community Volunteer died from Lou Gerhigs – lived 600 ft from Fracking Martha Martin’s Horsefarm Drill site/ NIMBY

  1. Adam Kielich says:

    Carol’s passing is a loss for us all.

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