Exxon’s fracking hell pool banned from Eden by Arlington City Council

June 2016 UPDATE heres a picture on FB of a  frack pool fail… https://www.facebook.com/292810960810561/photos/a.292815414143449.65944.292810960810561/1029736107118039/?type=3&theater

frack pool fail

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Michael Kline
Michael Kline We had one do the same thing up in Prudhoe Bay earlier this year

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City Council voted against an issue heard by our Planning & Zoning (P&Z) board. Above is some video footage from the P&Z meeting where it won approval by only one vote. I told my teenager that the next time that we would win this, but I never dared to dream it would be denied by a unanimous vote.

Exxon’s XTO driller at the Eden and Matlock drill site in south central Arlington wanted to expand an existing 12 gaswell padsite to hold an olympic sized above ground frack pool to finish fracking 4 wells…

Pool that holds water for fracking

Pool that holds water for fracking

But council denied this “luxury” as they already had a frack pond, and was not planning to drill any new wells at this time. One council member did acknowledge “valid” citizen concerns.

Tonight at the City Council meeting we had 13 opposed and 10 speakers.

Kimberly Franklin had a great point about how the fence distance to the pool was reduced by 50% in what the fire dept has as code.

Jane Lynn organized us to show up in solidarity. She reminded council how our P&Z chair and co-chair voted against this recently and how the 2010 drilling mud incident from this site into the neighborhood was not on the city’s 911 incident report.

Faith Chatham had remarks about the H2S odors in that area and how TCEQ isn’t responsive in time.

Jerry Pikulinski cut to the cheese and asked council if they wanted this pool in their neighborhood.

JR Nicholson (as shown in this video) came prepared with his H2S monitor and let council hear what it sounds like when it goes off, he also had an audio recording of the fracking sounds and is convinced being downwind is a death sentence for his neighborhood as he counts numerous alleged early deaths due to proximity to fumes and plumes he’s personally witnessed.

XTO/Exxon’s, Walter Dueease, was asked if XTO had insurance if the olympic sized pool for their water source for fracking were to flood out people’s homes, and he said he thought it was under an umbrella policy.

Paul Ulrich (who speaks at the end of this video & who was one of the residents that had the drilling mud spill in his yard) testified …” I personally witnessed a 9 foot deep sinkhole develop less than 1500 feet from the proposed frac pool.  If a sink hole twelve feet deep were to develop under the wall of this pool, the liner would fall into the hole and water would gush out, 16,800,000 pounds of water at 806 pounds per square inch of hydrostatic force.  An earthquake would have the same effect.”

After the meeting I questioned how we had ALL Council’s votes as this was a quick departure from the positive tone of the day session…..something happened to invoke an unexpected, unanimous vote from our usual “yes to any and everything drilling related council”. Paul Ulrich told me he prayed earlier today and that this vote tonight was a God thang...yes it was-yes it was!

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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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7 Responses to Exxon’s fracking hell pool banned from Eden by Arlington City Council

  1. Paul Ulrich says:

    If you are reading this, then please join me in praying for and end to the poisoning of our environment and citizens, and end to the destruction of public and private property.
    Your prayers do work, and it was a sign tonight to me at least that God does want this to end. He wants shalom, all you have to do is ask!
    For more on my take on the city council meeting Oct. 16, see my post at http://mye-life.blogspot.com/2013/10/david-vs-gas-giant.html

  2. The list of the Harmed is over 1700. Do you have any numbers for your neighborhood? Praying for you all.

  3. Wes Scott says:

    Paul, you can pray until the day you die, but your God is NOT going to make one bit of difference. The ONLY thing that makes a difference is citizens taking a public stand and demanding that elected leaders act to protect citizens’ health and safety as their first priority.

    If prayer makes you feel good, then do it, but don’t give it credit where it deserves none. If citizens fail to stand up and demand protection, then all the prayer in the world is not going to save us.

  4. My councilman responded (for the first time in ages)…. “If you read my blog, you’ll find that God had little to do with MY decision.

    PS: after being on carriers and around airports for 47 years, I have never passed out or gone blind.”

    Charlie

  5. Paul Ulrich says:

    Wes and everyone, Yes, we do need to act, that is why I’m going to be part of a coalition to present to the Arlington City council a moratorium on drilling until it can be proven safe and the citizens no longer have any complaints about it. Please do keep it touch and come to all city council meetings. We need everyone’s help to make this happen. Keep an eye out for a meeting date and time and let me know if anyone out there has experience with a petition website.
    Thanks and God bless!

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