As GM expands its ( pollution ) for bigger cars…its Chesapeake Gas gagged me last Sunday

Sunday, July 12 around 7:45 pm-ish I was picking up kids at Six Flags and was on Division St in front of the Chesapeake drill site at GM and was hit with a gaseous odor that took my breath away and stung my eyes (my windows were closed too). I immediately called 911 and was some disoriented as I tried to give my location…I was parking at Six Flags by the time we got off the phone…no rush is the feeling of urgency from that dispatcher…and then after sitting in the car for about 15 minutes and then the kids showed up, on the way home traveling back west on Division, low and behold a fire truck passed us, no sirens…nada…lovely response time…20 plus minutes?…Maintenance (called blowdowns) occurs once or (twice a month?) on those compressor units at that drill site….they open up whats left in the piping to the atmosphere (after they may attempt to bleed down the gas to the storage tanks to silently vent from there)…so the start up and shut down (in addition to unplanned) emissions…are blowing straight to the Entertainment District…get to mix and compete with all the existing VOCs from the GM plant… yeah great? more GM paint shop emissions with this new planned expansion….woot woot… Arlington isn’t Liveable ya’ll…it surely isn’t the dream city..its a nightmare from the gas patch we now live (and may die early) in.


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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