Ban Fracking in ARLINGTON…..The Three R’s of Royalties, Rent, & Risk


Pic of Ed Ireland going to bat for the industry in Dallas ….I’m so sure he’d show up in Arlington and speak to our City Council when we get a frack/storage tank ban before them.

11/5/14 update….HERE IS THE P&Z link to the City of Arlington as their new website is not user friendly and I almost missed the meeting last night because I couldn’t find the agenda page on the meeting time info.

Sent: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 11:54 AM
Subject: [BarnettShale_GassedNGastly] Denton Fracking Ban passed-lessons learned from Perr drillsite vote
I saw some retweets last night when I said that Arlington was next in line to ban fracking.
While that is wishful thinking based on OUR City Council, its really not so unrealistic. Heres why…. recently, I spoke to about 50 or 60 people individually.  I handed them flyers inviting them to come to our City Council meeting for the Perr drill site expansion. While I don’t think anyone of them showed up (I still have to watch the meeting), I do believe they would have signed a petition. That petition would be a great list to do followup work in getting “BREATHERS” registered to vote, & then reminding them to vote should this go to a citizen ballot like Denton had. We have a ton of apartment people who COULD be voters.  This would take a huge effort; people would have to work in doubles for safety reasons.
In speaking with these “Perr airshed stakeholders”, I was not talking with those stakeholders that received royalties, in fact I made it a point to tell them NOT to tell the “land owners” that I popped in to speak with them (tenants/renters/workers)….cause they’d be mad.
So I had their attention….

In a 30 sec commercial, I introduced a new way to think about “the three R’s”… 

and I’m not talking ’bout Reading wRiting, & aRithmatic….

  • You’ve been identified as an AIRSHED stakeholder if more gas drilling occurs (I showed them the map).
  • You lease/rent/work in this area and deserve to have the best possible air quality your city council can award you.
  • Our council has a Conflict of Interest in approving drilling permits AND dispersing funds from the gas drilling revenues. 
  • You pay Rent and get all the toxic Risk while the (absent) owner gets the Royalties-not fair! 

They were on board after that intro and if I would have had a petition in my hand, I know most of them would have signed it.



Kim Feil

If we cannot get a ban and they HAVE to frack by people, animals, & produce-they need to visit these “responsible drilling” rules to live by here.

11/6/14 BREAKING…the TOGA  frackers are trying to get an injunction of the Denton fracking ban that was passed last night…here is my comment on the WFAA news piece...

“If the RRC and the TCEQ gave the regulatory blessings, will someone show me where the State Dept of Public Health did?….crickets….thats what I thought…There was never ANY health impact study done, nor was there a PERCEPTION study of what it means to live in an Urban Drilling town. The stigma of living by the wells and the anxiety in living with the risks along with the “legal?” amounts of noticeable air quality degradation diminishes the right to peacefully enjoy your own property. I met a lady with asthma who can sometimes smell the gas within a half mile of her home when she is outside. She lives near the Lake Arlington Baptist Church gas well site in Arlington. Legally it should be fairly reasonable to defend that residential areas were established for the sole purpose of peaceful living… NOT to draw a revenue from the minerals below….these two rights should not have to compete with each other! Surface value rights MUST trump subsurface rights where people have to live, work, gather, vacation, raise their produce and farm animals (our food), & go to school or college. This is the heart of what is being challenged.
Cowan v. Hardeman, 26 Tex. 217, 222 (1862) = surface rights with a split estate.
Texas constitution allowed Spanish laws to continue.
The Spanish Mining Act of 1783 gave the Crown all mineral rights.
The State constitution of 1867 gave mineral rights to private property owners.

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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