Tropical Storm Bill prepared to flood drill sites & refineries – regret on failed Amendment 6 HB40 ? Urban Drilling POEM

UPDATE 6/17/2015
…the rain is pouring with no end in sight…
with fracking as neighbors, this compounds our plight
the gas wells at the end of our road
are just waiting to likely bestow
colloids formed from the dirt on the site
by spills from frackers and nomads alike
toxins now flow off the sites with the rains
and run off into convenient storm drains
into Johnson Creek
quietly –
so no one will freak
…its pollutions’ delight….
its politicians we should fight
Also I worry that the floods will impede
the fracking trucks that come daily to feed
the injections wells every day
its how the drivers get their exposures pay
with toxic waste from storage tanks
for which Republicans give thanks
woe is the water in their path
mother nature is laughing – you can smell her wrath
as the shut off valves fail and the tanks overflow
watch the flooded drill sites make Brownfields aglow
Radioactive remains
flowing down drains
and down our streets
and at our front door

The amendment for a backup plan for cities to facilitate the orders to shut in wells if a tropical storm approaches was canned for HB40 as an amendment…..bet they wished otherwise now that Bill is coming!!!
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil
To: Don Crowson <don.crowson@arlingtontx.gov>; Bob Lemus <bob.lemus@arlingtontx.gov>; Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Jimmy Bennett <jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Jay W. White <jay.white@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Self <jim.self@arlingtontx.gov>; “jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov” <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 11:18 AM
Subject: HB40 well shut in / Abbott Urges Texans To Take Precautions As Tropical Storm Approaches
The amendment for a backup plan for cities to facilitate the orders to shut in wells if a tropical storm approaches was canned for HB40 as an amendment…..bet they wished otherwise now that Bill is coming!!!
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Office of the Governor <txgov@public.govdelivery.com>Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:53 AM
Subject: [Press Release] Governor Abbott Urges Texans To Take Precautions As Tropical Storm Approaches
06/16/2015 08:47 AM CDT
Governor Greg Abbott appeared this morning on the National Weather Channel to discuss Tropical Storm Bill and to urge Texans in its path to heed the warnings of local officials.

END GOVERNOR ABBOTT PRESS RELEASE


—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov” <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>; “cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov” <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; cindy powell <cpowell@aisd.net>; “chris.turner@house.state.tx.us” <chris.turner@house.state.tx.us>
Cc: “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>; “lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov” <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; “charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov” <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; “kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov” <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; “sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov” <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 9:37 AM
Subject: UT Arlington peer reviewed water study FYI just released
“Instances of chemical 90 contamination can result from casing failures, which happen in approximately 3% of new gas well operations,4 91 although recent findings indicate failure rates closer to 12% within the first year of operation.5 92 Recent research has shown that hydraulic fracturing could potentially alter 93 contaminant pathways to aquifers via increased advective transport and/or flow through existing fractures widened by UOG activities.6, 7 94 Additionally, surface sources such as 95 mishandled waste fluid and produced waters or spills of UOG fluids during stimulation or 96 completion of wells may contaminate groundwater, and shallow water wells may be vulnerable to such contamination. 8 97 98 One of the more active regions for UOG drilling is in north-central Texas where the 99 Barnett shale formation supports approximately 20,000 UOG wells. This region includes a 100 portion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and outlying areas, and groundwater is 101 potentially vulnerable to contamination from various urban and rural sources. The Trinity and 102 Woodbine aquifers overlying the Barnett shale formation have historically been described as 103 good quality with low levels of heavy metals such as arsenic, selenium, strontium, and barium Page 3 of 27 ACS Paragon Plus Environment Environmental Science & Technology 4 and naturally elevated levels of total dissolved solids (TDS).9 104 However, recent research on 105 groundwater quality near Barnett shale UOG activities identified higher concentrations of heavy metals compared to historical data for this region.3 106 For more detailed information 107 regarding historical water quality in aquifers overlying the Barnett shale formation, we refer the reader to Fontenot et al. 3 108 Here, we present an updated analysis of groundwater quality in 109 aquifers overlying the Barnett shale and adjacent areas of north-central Texas. The objectives 110 of this study are to assess whether or not UOG activity may have had an impact on 111 groundwater quality by screening for the presence of elevated natural constituents and 112 contaminants potentially related to UOG activity, examining correlations among groundwater 113 constituents, and to identify changes in groundwater quality since the previous study of Fontenot et al.3 114 A total of 550 groundwater samples were screened for the presence of 115 chemical compounds used in hydraulic fracturing, as well as for various metals and other 116 dissolved ions. We detected elevated levels of 10 different metals and the presence of 19 117 different chemical compounds, including benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene (BTEX). 118 These results constitute the largest analysis of groundwater quality in aquifers overlying a 119 shale formation associated with UOG activities.”
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “info@earthjustice.org” <info@earthjustice.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:21 PM
Subject: Colloids + fracking storm water run off risk from surface spills
Please learn about Colloids…
As it rains on us here I hope you will read my poem updated in my blog this morning…
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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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