BIG PIG Balls = @cityofarlington Council denys Precautionary Principle / Dr Epstein Health Perspectives

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Arlington City Council on the Precautionary Principle

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August 2016 update…

Landrieu & Trump agree towns or states should be able to ban fracking

 

April 2014 update..

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Cynthia Simmons <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Cluck <robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Jimmy Bennett <jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Don Crowson <don.crowson@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Bridgett White <bridgett.white@arlingtontx.gov>; Tony Rutigliano <tony@downtownarlington.org>; Brett Shipp <bshipp@wfaa.com>; Collin Gregory <collin.gregory@arlingtontx.gov>; “jessica.minley@arlingtontx.gov” <jessica.minley@arlingtontx.gov>; Cindy Powell <cpowell@aisd.net>; Stuart Young <stuart.young@arlingtontx.gov>; Roger Venables <roger.venables@arlingtontx.gov>; Jay W. White <jay.white@arlingtontx.gov>; NCTCA Group <nctca@googlegroups.com>; Susan Schrock <sschrock@star-telegram.com>
Cc: Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>; Jane Lynn <jane.lynn@sbcglobal.net>; Liveable Arlington <liveablearlington@gmail.com>; BarnettShale_GassedNGastly <barnettshale_gassedngastly@yahoogroups.com>; ACC List Group <arlingtonconservationcouncil@yahoogroups.com>; Jim Self <jim.self@arlingtontx.gov>; Maria Carbajal <maria.carbajal@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2015 11:52 AM
Subject: Drs & academics call 4 ban on inherently risky fracking
“The arguments against fracking on public health and ecological grounds are overwhelming. There are clear grounds for adopting the precautionary principle and prohibiting fracking,” they said.
“(UK)Medact director and report co-author Dr David McCoy said fracking potentially exposes communities to leaks of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and lung disease. He also raised concerns over noise and air pollution.”
“What we don’t yet have is an adequate and proper study to determine the level of those potential benefits and to weigh them against the potential harms,” said McCoy.
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CBSDFW covered 10/28/14 Arlington City Council meeting vote to allow drill site expansion using the earthquake angle. I gave council info on the growing evidence of health effects risk. This Enervest Perr Drill Site greatly impacts employees and residents   NOT   included in our (pathetic 600 ft) Gas Drilling Ordinance SETBACK  http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/10/28/arlington-to-allow-more-gas-drilling/

DEFINITION: “Although there exist many versions of precaution, the general gist is that, where there are threats to human health or environment, scientific uncertainty is not a reason for inaction. This does not compel a particular action. It merely reminds us that lack of evidence of harm, is not the same thing as evidence of lack of harm. In other words, the crux of precaution lies in the rigour of taking similar care in avoiding the scientific error of mistakenly assuming safety, to avoiding mistakenly assuming harm.”

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Air concentrations of volatile compounds near oil and gas production: a community-based exploratory study HERE

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They have yet to acknowledge the growing body of SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE that should lead them to vote in a Christian based PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLED way on Urban Drilling.

The science is starting to catch up to the mad dash for gas in Arlington Gasland TX.

What great big balls Cluck, Bennett, Glaspie, Capehart, & Wolff had to unanimously (MIA was Rivera, Shepard, & Parker) approve the expansion of an existing site that is 400 feet away from gasoline pumps and 300 feet away from the KOA Campgrounds where about 300 people LIVE at any given time.

Here is an email from today (10/30/14) following up with council in my attempts to have them communicate that they are in receipt of my emails…

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov” <robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov>; “robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov” <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; “jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov” <jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov>; “michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov” <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; “charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov” <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; “lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov” <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; “sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov” <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; “kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov” <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; “buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov” <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>; “don.jakeway@arlingtontx.gov” <don.jakeway@arlingtontx.gov>; “Stuart.Young@arlingtontx.gov” <Stuart.Young@arlingtontx.gov>; “roger.venables@arlingtontx.gov” <roger.venables@arlingtontx.gov>; “jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov” <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Bridgett White <Bridgett.White@arlingtontx.gov>; Tony Rutigliano <tony@downtownarlington.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:59 AM
Subject: Lon Burnam request/US NEWS out today on fracking heatlh/reply request
1) Lon Burnam has comments and requests of you, City Council, regarding the seismic rules the RRC has put in place recently. So please be looking for that email I’ll forward you.
 3) Ever hear of the PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE? It would hold up in court if you would have denied the PERR DRILLING ZONE…you just want the money and your inattention (and refusal to acknowledge my email that I sent last week) to the growing body of medical science on health effects near drilling is finally catching up to the shale rush you allowed.
 
SINCE YOU MISSED THE *DOCTOR’S PRESENTATION LAST NIGHT IN MANSFIELD ON A HEALTH PERSPECTIVE FOR PEOPLE NEAR DRILLING, YOU REALLY ARE BECOMING QUITE THE DEVIL IN NOT EDUCATING YOURSELF TO THE HARM TO CITIZENS DESERVING PROTECTION/SETBACKS.
DO NOT ALLOW ANY MORE DRILLING ZONES UNTIL YOU GET THE HEALTH RISK STUDIES NOW AVAILABLE ACKNOWLEDGED.

* Dr Epstein’s Presentation is here..
Here is the CBSDFW TV coverage pics of the meeting….too bad there is now no trace of this media report on the internet.
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And so my review of Dr Epstein is that she has shown leadership in understanding the health implications of citizens near drilling activities. I personally have found local physicians in Arlington recognize that there is limited data for health studies and that this is an untapped area that most doctors do not have skills in. Now the science is catching up to the mad dash for shale gas…We need more doctors to learn this new field of caring for shale sicknesses ie.. how to diagose it and make medical records of it. But more importantly, we need for them to learn how to treat it (without fear of political polarization).
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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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