In watching the 4/23/15 CSPAN hydraulic fracturing coverage of a stacked panel of frack loving witnesses, in defense of citizens concerned about Urban Drilling issues (45 minutes into the video) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson said “last weekend (which would have put the event at 4/18 or 4/19) northwest I think of Ft Worth near Arlington where a family’s house collapsed…the water….and everyone was told not to drink the water”.
Well that statement gave Craddock whiplash to another gal sitting behind her that must also work for the RRC that made me giggle as they both shrugged their shoulders at Johnson’s statement. The consensus on both sides of the fracking issue (Texas Sharon & Craddock) both thought Johnson was confused and was maybe trying to point to the Arlington TX LABC frack water release into Rush Creek.
This started happening southeast of the DFW area within the last ten days (April 12 ish).
So I took a look around the area to see what was near that home because a guy who is familiar with the lake area for the last 16 years told WFAA “Geologically, there is something different right there.” Note in above pic all the white padsite dots to the east (15 miles away) is where you can see extensive drilling for fossil fuels. So I then looked south of the home collapsing and found two separate padsites of which one looks like they are injection wells and the other some kind of gas plant… So then I looked west in Anderson County and found what could be called two sink holes or subsidence…not sure how old these are…. North of what appears to be the double sinkholes I found more gasplantings… The reason for this blog? Well this isn’t the first time a home fell into one our Texas Lakes and it won’t be the last.
And this isn’t the first time a congressional hearing has biased witnesses…but it can be one of the last…..it is our job to elect congressmen who represent us and not the industry.
And so I will leave you with some artsy fartsy pics of Brownwood Texas (southwest of DFW area where Sawyer Sweeten recently committed suicide) and another possible sinkhole or maybe just a dried up pond? in an area polluted with mankind’s handiwork in what could be frack sand mining?….Please send in your comments to who made this beautiful mess.