EPA SMOG / OZONE Public Hearing in Arlington Gasland Texas 2015

 

WE NEED YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT ATTAINING A SAFE SMOG STANDARD click here…. http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0699

At the Arlington hearing we had about 102 speakers in favor of the 60 ppb verses the 13 industry paid? including two Chamber of Commerce representatives from Baton Rouge LA and Longview TX. I did miss one hour of testimony to drive someone home from a medical procedure-so this is not a comprehensive set of pictures. This needed to be video recorded in it’s entirety.

Here is the Dallas Morning News coverage-add your comments there too.

The Star Telegram reposted the coverage from The Dallas Morning News in a special section hidden away area….

“Dallas-Fort Worth’s average level for 2011-14 was 81 ppb.”

WashingtonTimes picked up the story from CW33 news..

http://cw33.com/2015/01/29/fire-smoke-locals-urge-epa-to-set-stronger-smog-standards/#ooid=40YWoyczq4nH-QCUHTzO6-DYj3PNDKIm

Some CW33 stills here..

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Thanks to Alice Canestaro Garcia for the following pictures… 

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Here are the pictures that I took….

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Texas Sharon was busy that day…she was one of the first to speak. She must have left to do some more damage to the industry when she responded to a complaint in Mansfield and took this FLIR footage…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbZ0fnd54us

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A newly formed group named themselves as their goal… “LIVEABLE ARLINGTON”…please join us as we network with other groups to share a breathable airshed since pollution has no city boundaries. “We are not a anti-fracking group, we are a group fighting for a clean, healthy, liveable environment for our city. If the fracking was not fouling our children’s air and their health, we would not be looking at ways to limit their damage to us.”IMG_3080

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Paid EID spokesperson, Steve Everley gets his EPA speech debunked HERE.

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Photo by Tammie Carson…Harriet Irby sitting near my “Don’t Frack” sign.

IMG_3136After the meeting, there was some issues with the lack of public transportation in Arlington, especially for one person who was in a wheelchair…#wherewasmax?


VIDEOS-VIDEOS-VIDEOS

The next video deserves your comments on youtube…..

Here is one 11 second chilling comment …..

Here is a partial video FLIR statement – apologies for the clarity issue….

Here is a video of half of what I told the EPA….

My camera cut off my rap that I demonstrated to the EPA folks and the rest of my impromptu statements. Here is my full statement that I submitted directly to the EPA comment link line

“I am Kim Feil of Arlington Gasland Texas. I blog about fracking risks on WWW.BarnettShaleHell.wordpress.com and have studied the oil & gas industry full time for about 7 years now. This is my account of when I personally spoke at the EPA Public Hearing held in Arlington on January 29, 2015….

I first noticed breathing issues after Urban Drilling came into Arlington when I would drive my children to school across town, I would come home and cough for about a half hour. When I was sure our air was horrible was when I could not get enough air to perform a rap/song at a multi church sponsored Easter Egg Hunt on a sunny day in Arlington Gasland TX at when I could not get enough air to sing/rap in one breath….

“OH HELP ME FATHER GOD TO LIVE OUTSIDE MY SKIN;

BY FLESH AND BLOOD I’M PRISONER TO THIS WORLD THAT I’M IN.

MUST I LIVE IN MY HEART?

HOW FAR TO DIG TO START

TO SEE MY PURPOSE IN YOUR PLAN RULE OVER SIN…”

Then I said that we consume too much and that manufacturing is a zero sum game to the environment in making unnecessary trinkets. That kids in some other countries see real beauty in where they live and cited some children that visited recently from Africa that couldn’t wait to get back home (weren’t hooked on computer gadgets & their necks didn’t hurt). I bet all this DFW concrete was ugly to them!

I pointed out that the other clean air advocates that spoke before me wanting the coal plants to switch to natural gas got it wrong. That all the methane leaks are hurtling us towards extinction. They will only switch back to coal when the price of natural gas goes up. I said that while the fossil fuel industry brought our country to prosperity, that wind and solar is now on parity pricing (cheap actually) with fossil fuels and that the era of fossil fuels must come to an end. I recognize, however, that we still need the big energy players to help us transition to renewables (base demand/grid building/infrastructures/fueling stations, etc…jobs!!).

I said that with low crude prices coupled with a lower ozone standard set at 60 ppb (but aim for 35) will put a squeeze on the energy industries to change their business models (to solar) before we lose that window of opportunity to avert run-away global warming. I said that TCEQ doesn’t believe in manmade Global Warming but that our EPA does. That you, EPA, have the power to change/save the world with your leadership. I said that we must act now if we want to continue to exist as a human species on this ever increasing hostile planet.

I ran out of speaking time, but got in that our TCEQ (SIP) State Implementation (to ozone compliance) Plan does not include the emissions from wildfires and all these fossil fuel & chemical related accidents that are proliferating with the expansion of fracking. Just today a huge steel plant fire billowed smoke our way from Midlothian. Accounting for emissions from fracking and emissions from accidents or Acts of God must be considered in how we meet ozone standards.”

And so the EPA hearing held at Arlington City Hall is now history. May this hearing be a catalyst to compel the EPA to decide how much of an ozone standard ppb to be set. May the green alert (verses yellow, orange, purple & red) be TRUELY protective of human health.  RIP Jeff who died on a green alert day.


How fitting that Alice Canestaro Garcia…took this picture in Arlington Gasland TexASS…

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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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