Response to Police inaction for Frack Water Truck Death of Ft Worth Teen Response to No Prosecute

As usual, heres the letters that will one day be reviewed in numerous lawsuits….
—- Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: kirk
Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2013 7:41 AM
Subject: Young FW Boy Killed by Frac Water Truck
Kirk, I understand some legislators are trying to exempt the trucks for oil and gas from the restrictive hours to ensure they are getting enough rest…the industry gets special treatment.
The BSEEC is written by an economist – not a scientist….Ed Irleand. In your search on the internet trying finding and reading the over 1,000 claims of drilling harm “The List of the Harmed”.
The current drilling methods are old school written during rural drilling times and has not been updated (except for where electric compressors are in use) and our local ordinances need rules such as….
1) diesel-less engines on surface equipment rigs/compressors/trucks for preproduction phases
2) no silicia dust can fly off the padsite and ban the use of uranium to perf detonations
3) they have  to flowback right away- don’t let the well sour and they need to use pressurized tanks (ventless) for  flowback
4) they need to use vapor recovery systems on storage tanks
5) the compressor blowdowns (start up/shutdown) should not be allowed to vent- they must direct whats stuck in the lines to the storage tanks that are equipped with vapor recovery systems.
6) for the dehydrators, they need to use the BTEX Eliminator equipment .
7) then the erosion proof cement and rust proof steel should be mandated for the casings..oh wait…that doesn’t exist..
I live by the Cowboys Stadium in a densly populated area…Chesapeake bought off votes when I delayed them landing in too small a space for drilling…I have 500 signatures of people living and working in the area that did not want this…now they are fracking today and they should have at least waited for school to begin to minimize air emissions to the children.
My family has been downwind to the UTArlington and GM gaswells as the closest ones to include the other 58 padsites in Arlington’s airshed.
In January when Chesapeake was having an emission event and no violation was found by the Cowboys Stadium, my teen was getting rashes and my husband’s lymph nodes were swelling…he now has cancer and my teen tests positive for an adrenal tumor biomarker. And now I have my own thryoid and adrenal issues.
We’ve already been through realizing that a Ft Worth side padsite spill into Lake Arlington may have exposed our drinking water-they don’t test for fracking chemicals and for example Barium is only tested every nine years…there are so many loopholes this industry gets that I’ve devoted my life over the last four years to trying to raise the awareness and so I blog…of course my emotions show in my words, but as fact based as I can get…I lay out the info and wanted you to know that we are hurting hurting hurting in the DFW area…your job as a first responder is to do more homework and see that the industry will legally get away with exposing you to Benzene and that your PID’s are not sensitive enough for your people to know if it is safe to approach a site or if an evacuation should take place.
Maybe the facts (and Home Rule protections) just don’t make a difference…it hasn’t in Arlington.
All this work and no results so far to make drilling safer for my family…how sad too for how the drillers risk our first responders health too.
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.

Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2013 5:44 AM
Subject: Re: Young FW Boy Killed by Frac Water Truck

The truth is our best weapon.  Kirk’s points are well made and will strengthen our work if followed.
Thank you Kirk.
Bill Betzen
In a message dated 8/3/2013 5:12:29 A.M. Central Daylight Time, kirk writes:
I don’t know if you’ve ever suffered the loss of a loved one, but I have… on several occasions.  As a military Veteran and Dallas Police Officer, my colleagues and I laid a number of our fellow service members and officers to rest.  I have been the first responding officer on the scene of fatality accidents, and I have seen the emotional scars left — not only on the family and friends of the deceased, but — on the other parties involved.  The death of 14-year-old Deston Bibbs was a terrible tragedy, and thoughtful people are grieving along with his hurting family.  But — just as in the study of and debate about hydraulic fracturing — we must not allow emotion to overtake our ability to reason, persuade and demonstrate common sense.  That is a sure way to lose others’ attention and respect.  Yes, “we only have one environment”, but the way we treat, love and forgive others is “the greatest of these”.  Perhaps the energy and trucking companies have or will reach out to Deston’s family in some way — I don’t know.  If I were the owner of a company operating in the area, I would accept the legal liability and civic responsibility that go along with the privilege of doing business in the community.  That is a valid issue, and perhaps it was the point you were trying to make — but, your e-mail was so emotionally-charged, I couldn’t tell.  I don’t know if you were just “venting” (which might be understandable) or, worse, attempting to manipulate others through emotion.  Unless you have some evidence that this was not an accident, please refrain from impugning the character of the unnamed truck driver and my professional colleagues at the Fort Worth Police Department.  Please check your facts (which are easily obtainable), and stick to the subject about which this group was presumably formed, or remove me from your mailing list.
Kirk Launius
P.S.:  One of the best examples I believe we can follow is found in the “unbelievable”, but true story of Grover Norwood and Ulice Parker:
Truck driver didn’t know boy, 14, had been run over in south Fort Worth, police say believe that Deston had been riding east through a field parallel to Sycamore School road. The truck, also eastbound, was in the far right lane preparing to turn south onto Crowley Road.As the teen attempted to turn north onto Crowley Road, the truck was turning south, according to the summary.Investigators believe the teen “entered the roadway from a position where the driver’s view would have been obstructed and most likely didn’t see him on his bicycle,” the detective wrote.The truck hit Deston, “knocking him down and then driving over his body,” according to the detective.On June 3, the summary stated, the detective questioned the driver who said he was “unaware” that he had hit anything and “provided a written statement stating as much.”

The WFAA-TV report you cited indicates that it was 9:20 p.m. on an April evening — what kind of visibility was there?  Were there functioning street lights?  Facts, facts… let’s stick to facts, please.  Or, at least make the effort to ascertain them!
“Deston, 14, was run over April 25 while he was riding his bike. The incident happened around 9:20 p.m. The teen died from his injuries the day after.”
Sunset on that day was approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to the accident — at 8:05 p.m. — according to this chart:
How can you expect me to trust anything you say or e-mail me if you don’t research your topic fully?
In fact, your e-mail has inspired me to do my own research, and I just found this website:
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Young FW Boy Killed by Frac Water Truck
From: <>
Date: Fri, August 02, 2013 12:53 pm

This is truly a sad story. Not for one moment do I believe a truck driver could possibly run over a child on a bicycle and not feel the bump. It would be impossible NOT to feel the bump since the truck’s trailer would lift on the side where contact was made. It is not even remotely possible that it squashed the boy and his bicycle so quickly and so completely as to not create an awareness that SOMETHING has been run over.
It is possible that the driver might have though he jumped a curb, but a quick glance in the rear view mirror would have indicated the actual cause of the bump. To say he was unaware of having hit something is just a bald faced lie by the truck driver. Unfortunately, the FWPD has allowed the driver to escape without charges.

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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