How Now Brown Cow RRC candidate responsive to people impacted by fracking-too bad WE lost


RRC Candidate, Brown regularly meets with concerned citizens that live in the midst of Urban Drilling.

UPDATE Failed RRC candidate Brown suggested Public Health and Safety Empowerment (PHASE) Councils would gauge quality of life impacts on communities, schools and hospitals within 1,500 feet of drilling or waste disposal activities. They’d work with operators to monitor ongoing activities and advise oil and gas regulators at the RRC on strategies to reduce health and safety risks….too bad he lost..WE lost. Originally he was wanting to limit fresh water for fracking but I told him that recycling has its own set of demons..

Recycling drilling related waste water has been advised to be done without introducing any more chemicals or you make an even more toxic concoction-what I like to call “frack on crack”. ….. 

The study appeared in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts….
“However, the presence of various fatty acid phthalate esters in the Barnett and Marcellus produced waters can be related to their use in drilling fluids and breaker additives rather than their presence in connate fluids. Halogen containing compounds are found in each of the water samples, and although the fluorocarbon compounds identified are used as tracers, the presence of chlorocarbons and organobromides formed as a consequence of using chlorine containing oxidants (to remove bacteria from source water), suggests that industry should concentrate on non-chemical treatments of frac and produced waters.”  

SEPT 2014 Bromide UPDATE Laboratory Talk reported that Sept 2014 Rice University (RU) studied produced water from shale formations in Texas, Pennsylvania & New Mexico… “Initially, the project undertook chemical analysis of fracking fluids pumped through gas-producing shale formations in Texas, Pennsylvania and New Mexico. Early findings suggested that shale oil and gas-produced water does not contain significant amounts of the polyaromatic hydrocarbons that could pose health hazards. Instead, the research team discovered minute amounts of other chemical compounds which led the team to suggest that the industry would be wise to focus its efforts on developing nonchemical treatments for fracking and produced water. RU team also found that produced water contained potentially toxic chlorocarbons and organobromides, most likely formed from interactions between high levels of bacteria in the water and salts or chemical treatments used in fracking fluids.

Barron said industry sometimes uses chlorine dioxide or hypochlorite treatments to recycle produced water for reuse, but these treatments can often enhance bacteria’s ability to convert naturally occurring hydrocarbons to chlorocarbons and organobromides.


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Candidate Brown is running for the regulatory agency commission seat for the TX oil & gas industry (Railroad Commission). He was directed my way when asked for those impacted by the fracking industry in the Barnett Shale. Shortly after I sent him the following info, he met up with some Arlington folks. While he is light years ahead of the Republican candidate in wanting to curtail the fracking water abuse, 2020 is too late for the measures he wants to take.
I expect any commission who regulates the oil & gas mafia to restore our zoning laws and keep high impact industrial mining out of urban areas and to stop any and all cement casing activities until they get a handle on why they are seeing the 20 year old cement casing go bad….aka stop drilling until we invent rot proof cement and rust proof steel.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: Stephen Brown
Sent: Saturday, September 6, 2014 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: Mr Brown you asked about Barnett Shale Fracking Harms
Jean Stephens said she is closed on Tuesdays, but you can call her cell at xxx on Tues.
Her business office number is xxx.
Tammy, whose grandbaby gets nosebleeds when she stays at her house, is at xxx – I just spoke with her and she is OK with me giving you her phone number.
Jane is at XXX and can speak about the harm in her neighborhood-she was the one that was gassed in her own home on April 11 2011 near Sublett and 360.
The lady from the drill site in Ft Worth that spewed twice in a month (with the last time trapping her in her home during an ice storm) is who I was referencing on the devaluation link below-her name is Janice Colston and she lives by the Ederville drill site. I Facebooked her and gave her your phone number to call you if she is interested in meeting on Tuesday-she is retired so may she can make it.
I actually have no car to drive to Ft Worth to meet personally (my teen son drives my car to school) but hope my contribution thus far is helpful…If there is one take away from this is that they need to be flowing back in closed, ventless, pressurized flowback tanks.
Below is the link for the new study by the Royal Society of Chemistry journal of Environmental Science I was telling you about over the phone when you mentioned of an attempt to limit the industry from fresh water access. My concerns were of reusing waste fluids (to make frack on crack)  by 2020 (which by 2020 is too late anyway).  As it is if you move from municipally treated water and use pond or river water, then there is rock snot to contend with. Rock Snot can harm the formation, sour the wells to create manmade biogenic H2S which is what I think sickened Jean Stephens.
The study appeared this week in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts….
“However, the presence of various fatty acid phthalate esters in the Barnett and Marcellus produced waters can be related to their use in drilling fluids and breaker additives rather than their presence in connate fluids. Halogen containing compounds are found in each of the water samples, and although the fluorocarbon compounds identified are used as tracers, the presence of chlorocarbons and organobromides formed as a consequence of using chlorine containing oxidants (to remove bacteria from source water), suggests that industry should concentrate on non-chemical treatments of frac and produced waters.”  
 blogged about seeing bromate showing up in our Arlington Water Quality Reports AFTER Urban Drilling came in (bromate is created when bromide mixes with ozone used for Arlington water purification processes). So bromide can be coming from the drilling phase “and” the produced water treatment phases.
Kim Feil
PS Here are two videos of ladies with rash of which one that lives close by General Motors-yes GM has padsites on their industrial park…all blowing to our Entertainment District those unknown, unregulated, multiple, cumulative emissions.
From: Stephen Brown 
To: kim feil <>
Sent: Saturday, September 6, 2014 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: Mr Brown you asked about Barnett Shale Fracking Harms
Thanks for all of this information, Kim.    I’m in town on Tuesday. Do you think we can set something up for me to meet some of these people, and hear their stories first hand.
I know it’s short notice but Tuesday morning is open. Let me know

Sent from my iPhone

—– Forwarded Message —–

From: kim feil <>

To: Steve Brown

Sent: Saturday, September 6, 2014 12:55 PM

Subject: Mr Brown you asked about Barnett Shale Fracking Harms

Thank you for reaching out…I have links to the local harms just off the top of my head that I have blogged about…I can be reached at 817 XXX-XXXX.

First link is self explanatory – this happened near Pantego in Arlington… .  They were flowing back the wells near her business and claimed stale water issue. They also cracked her cement with they were fraking, here is a link to that video.

The second link here is recent attempts from the API to have EPA make sure Green Completions equipment are only used at end stage flowback when gas is detected (at unspecified ratios…the harm is that they flow back the gas wells in OPEN hatch tanks that waft Benzene and other chemicals into the neighborhoods.  NIOSH and CDC are just now catching up to the exposures the workers checking the tank levels have….Chris Faulkner of Breitling Energy responded but failed to help me ask Chesapeake (who is nonresponsive) to convert to VENTLESS flowback tanks which involves them being pressurized and more costly. I recall reading that Devon used them in the Eagleford Shale.

My own personal experience was smelling odors (and having my eyes burn) with my mother-in-law in my own closed up home two blocks from the Cowboys Stadium when they were drilling out the plugs at the end of Jan 2013-my mother-in-law took a cold that night, and I interviewed people that worked downwind and found others who were sickened…five firetrucks came out and one EMT, but no violations and no nusiance violation found…a man who works nearby also claimed the foul odors…he let me record him…here is the link to that video.

When the site by my house was active, I recorded my son in misery with his sinuses. Here is the unlisted link. Here is a picture of when my son & I were exposed to heavy dust on the way to school where a padsite was being developed.

A man in south Arlington claims about five neighbors died including his once healthy mother of sudden COPD-here is the link to his testamony to council. There was a mud spill event near there and XTO was responsible for that.

In central Arlington, I have this video of the map of where an aunt, niece and now their dog have cancer. They are downwind to two drill sites.  I videoed flowback emissions back in 2011 from those open hatch tanks at one of those padsites near California and Cooper St.

Near Lake Arlington and Martin High, I recorded someone telling me about that area being a susptected cancer cluster area. A different woman also contacted me because her sister lives near Martin Highschool and the family (including the dog) have severe illnesses…only one child is not afflicted. Students featured on WFAA cancer fund raisers disproportinately & coincidently live in that area. I am trying to give details to the State Health Department to see if they will do a study…strict criteria must be met first. Here is a TCEQ infrared video uncovering the Lake Arlington storage tank invisible emissions..I fear the unregulated (because of unknown) multiple, cummulative emissions from the nearby power plant and their compressor station is too much for the airshed. My son had friend whose young dad died from a sudden heart attack. They lived with a perfect view of both sites and was downwind in the winter.

The sand mitigating devices (when they use them) aren’t suitable for urban drilling either – OSHA was late to the game on that too. Here is an Arlington video on flying frac sand.

Hers a video testamony from two Arlington ladies on nose bleeds and brain injury claimed from Urban Drilling harm.

Here is a water contamination issue in Colleyville from a lady who organizes the Republican candidates…yeah

Here is a video on a padsite frac spill on UTA Campus where a pipe leading to Johnson Creek was of great concern.

Here is a statement on a spring fed aquifer smelling explosive in Kennedale when I interviewed a rancher about his sudden dead deer event.

Here is a storage tank venting in Pantego video. I also videoed fracking at that site because my son’s school was downwind. After they fracked five wells in a row there my son had asthma, the music teacher got triple myeloma and had to quit, and the special ed teacher (who was in her thirties) died suddenly from a brain aneurysm.

The Arlington Compressor Station is a big concern cause no one has tested the air during the controlled blowdowns…one TCEQ suma canister 30 minute grab snap shot test DID found 2.3 ppb Benzene on ACL# 1203037.  That is above the longterm 1.41ppb threshold. I videoed how close Cheer Texas is to the compressor station. so close as well as a huge neighborhood downwind where one lady on Spitfire Lane told me her & her grandbaby had been in the ER about 4 times in maybe two months. She said she could smell fumes sometimes in the babys bedroom and that she was now getting three nosebleeds a day when the baby averaged only about three nosebleed a year.

The Dalworthington Gardens compressor station has also been problematic as two TCEQ inspectors were sickened when they investigated complaints there one summer. In both cases no violations were found when the dump valve repeatedly kept getting stuck. A man that works on the fenceline there making longboards is under a doctors care for I believe he said “gastrointestinal issues”.

The UTA air monitoring station had two similar events that I found out about but I don’t “monitor the monitor” daily, and so there are probably more Benzene spikes I do not know about. In the winter when the winds are calm-the Benzene builds up. TCEQ reports summerize the averages and not hourly spike events.

Harm occurs when ther is bad weather. There was two emission events simultaneously on April 12 2011, one near 360 and Sublett (the Chesapeake Fulson site) and the other at the Pappy Elkins XTO site. After a storm, we lost electricity and the electrified compressors went down which backed up pressure to the well heads, but no violations were found though…I have the 911 tapes…one lady was sickened, but the city would not share that 911 recording.

I have some unreleased footage where a home in Pantego was enveloped in a frack fog…I was too terrified to stick around and film.

My husband had cancer last year and my teen has biomarkers for an adrenal tumor...years earlier, my teen was sickened for ten days when he played downwind from the UTA site when they had their onsite compressor station. It was during a snow white out event and the kids were not in school. The doctor said the dilated eyes, lethargy, headaches, dizzyiness, imbalance, stomach aches that came in waves were symptomatic of some type of exposure…my son relapsed weeks later when I took him to ride bikes by the Pantego well near where his friend lived ..I forbid him to get out of the car when I saw the derrick was up, but he jumped out and ran away to his friend…whats a mom to do when the kid is bigger than you? Within a couple of hours he was crying for me to pick him up. He was saying that his ear drum was about to burst.

Harm can come with property devaluation. I try to see the addresses of people who die young, kill themselves, kill others and am alarmed. Most live within a mile of Urban Drilling, but then again help me find people in Arlington NOT within a mile of a drill site.

—– Forwarded Message —–

From: PACWA <>

To: Kim Feil <>;

Sent: Friday, September 5, 2014 5:43 PM

Subject: Fwd: Fracking Concerns

hello Sharon and Kim, surely you can help him out or know someone that can? Jenny

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: Stephen Brown

Date: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Subject: Fracking Concerns

To: “” <>


I’m a candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission, Steve Brown, and I’m interested in learning more from families who have been harmed by drilling in the Barnett Shale. Can someone give me a call. Thanks


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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