LABC : R U Willing 2 Die 4 Me? / city update videos

The 4th of July Parade came fast for an newly organized group-see coverage below.

Since the frack spill of April 11 & 12

April 14 2015 was the FIRST city briefing UPDATE…..
Here is the second city update on June 16 2015

Here is the water testing link from Terracon from that frack spill of April 11 & 12th 2015.

And as I sat behind councilwoman, Wilemon, I doodled this during the sermon at FBCA…


This is what I was doodling in church just after that LABC spill…can’t focus on the pastor’s message…thinkn’ bout’ those LABC congregants that had to move their services away from their church during the evacuation event.

Why did we abort the protest?…Along with other strategic moves to not alienate those we wish to merely inform… was also the reality of some folks not wanting to be that close and downwind to fracking at LABC. The last time we got too close…two of us got nose bleeds (that lasted weeks for me-months for another person) …one of us is at MD Anderson getting chemo for leukemia, and another one of us had off the chart high red blood counts .


So today we participated in the Arlington 4th of July Parade and that was a much safer gig than taking pictures and handing out flyers near drill sites.

kim liveable arlingtonHeres another pic of us by photographer Paul Knudsen…

kim liveable arlington by paul knudsen

Screen shot 2015-07-03 at 1.21.02 PMOur parade entry had two zero emission vehicles!!!

Screen shot 2015-07-05 at 10.59.31 AM  FYI she responded “yes” …I never forget a face of brilliance.

kim4th july laura tookUPDATE 7/7/15 here is some correspondence on the subject of the 4th of July Parade and entry placement…

From: Kevin Donovan
To: kim feil
Sent: Monday, July 6, 2015 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [ArlingtonConservationCouncil] Parade Follow Up

Good Morning Kim,

I don’t know when ACC registered for the parade, but to answer your question about placement – it is not first come, first served.  Our lineup coordinator looks at all the entries in the parade and lines them up in a manner which makes for a mix of different types of entries that (hopefully) will be pleasing and interesting to parade spectators.
As for the gas powered carts, I will share your comments with our board.
Kevin Donovan
Assembly Area Coordinator
Arlington 4th of July Association

And here is a letter I sent to the Arlington Conservation group who had a series of unfortunate technical events that made them miss being allowed in the parade despite only being 5 minutes late (APD had already opened the street)…had ACC been positioned earlier in the line up, then they would have been able to be in the parade albeit at the very end…but at least all that time spent on such a beautiful float would have not been for naught….


FB Paul Knudsen -thanks PAUL-now the people can see this thanks to YOU!

From: kim feil
To: “ArlingtonConservationCouncil
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [ArlingtonConservationCouncil] ACC 4th of July Parade Float
The environmental group I was with was actually in float #150 of #158. My experience was that I found a tired group of diehard parade goers still in the crowd…I personally feel that in July its too hot to have high sun on people and pets mixing w/concrete and street…and then if you take the two-plus hour time to see the seemingly endless flickr pics on the 4th of July Assoc site. It seems the association’s photographers gave up and went home too?..they stopped snapping pics at 117-ish? and I couldn’t see who was at the end of the parade to #158.  I did see…
Joe Barton was #13, #9 Cluck, #5 Vandergriff, #89 atheists, #30 Mellowmushroom, #17 Zedler, #15 Wendy Davis, #21 Drs Alexander, #20 Diane Patrick, #51 Babes, #31 Elvis guys, #114 terrorplex makeup artists, #112 St Pauls, & GMO Free moms across America was in that ninety to 110 range. I saw #53 Mission Arlington, #50 TX Healthcare #19 Tinderholdt, #6? Dan Diepart bus, & #4? Candlelite Inn…
There seemed to be two sets of pics in a reverse chronological order, and then was some sporadic pics of #121 PAWS animal group, #129 a firetruck with a Viridian banner (can U rent firetrucks?), #124 Art Camp…what I found most interesting is that the Groovy Goods van with belly dancers and jugglers were a hit and their float (van) looked great…but no pics….

FB Paul Knudsen got this captured…great work, great guy!!!

When I told my husband about the lack of photographer’s interest? in the back end of the parade’s entries in the 4th of July Association’s pictures, his thoughts were that people at the end weren’t important enough to be photographed?
They took our money, but not our pictures? I admit I didn’t go all the way to the end to see every sporadic added photo, * but to put it in a nice way to make you feel better….you didn’t miss much by not being in the parade if you were at the end…if that makes anybody feel less pained by the unfortunate events of your position in the parade along with the technical set backs.
I think we need two parades to shorten what the 4th parade has grown into (bigger is not necessarily better)…one for stinky floats, buses, firetrucks/vintage cars/politicions? and the other…. for those innocent (breathers in the crowds) people on foot or cycling or riding in an electric car that don’t need to breathe all that.
Sincerely, Kim

kim ckoseup 4th by fist baptist church

Me in front of my church pointing to the electric vehicle chanting “LISTEN  – its quiet….SMELL –  its clean…….what do you need?….(holding up and tossing back my respirator).- not THIS!”

*I went back to view the rest of the flickr pics and noticed (a prior years picture #57) was a white CHESAPEAKE truck with big lettering – “Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle”….and didn’t look like it was decorated #brokeParadeRules?


But then again natural gas interests seem to not have to (shale) play by the rules. Our town loves to promote NG – read here about that.

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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4 Responses to LABC : R U Willing 2 Die 4 Me? / city update videos

  1. thanks, for being a presence in your 4th of July Parade and you were allowed to be in it ?; who sponsors your Parade? my county in Pa. won’t allow me and my Citizens for Clean Water to be in the Parade…like your photo of the banner for clean water and clean air….all the best to you all in Texas….

    • We paid $45 and filled out an application describing our group and decorations and they allowed it.

      • who runs this Parade? your county? our Parade is run by private groups , Rotary, Lions Clubs.
        they refused me an application for two years…and what kind of description did you give for your group…glad they did not resist you….

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