TCEQ response to F-Bomb Drops @ Arlington NCTCOG SIP Hearing

June 17 2016 update…SOOO five months later here is the TCEQ RESPONSE…albeit it is extremely long winded.

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March 2016 update…starting TODAY, March 15, 2016, please submit your written comments via e-mail, mail, or fax. All comments should reference “2015 Ozone NAAQS Designation Recommendations.” Comments may be e-mailed to kristin.patton@tceq.texas.gov, mailed to Kristin Patton, MC 206, State Implementation Plan Team, Office of Air, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or faxed to (512) 239-6188. File size restrictions may apply to comments being submitted via e-mail. Comments must be received by April 15, 2016.

Here is mine….

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “kristin.patton@tceq.texas.gov” <kristin.patton@tceq.texas.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:54 PM
Subject: 2015 Ozone NAAQS Designation Recommendations
Regarding wet gas padsites in Texas, “MOST TANKS” use vapor recovery in Texas (to meet a 25 tpy VOC limit)…but in my North TX Barnett Shale “dry gas” urban drilling areas (where the majority of the gas well padsites & compressors are under a “permit by rule”), operators do not have to mitigate emissions under 25 tpy VOC’s and that is not protective of public health in a non-attainment to ozone federal standards in densely populated areas like in Tarrant county where I live. 
 
One to twenty-four tons per year VOC’s is NOT proven safe for human health when you consider the aggregate build out of about 25,000 Barnett Shale wells in our already overtaxed urban air shed with vehicle emissions.
 
Please do away with the allowable 25 tpy voc threshold in urban areas that are not in ozone attainment so that emission control equipment is mandated on every padsite and every piece of equipment capable of emissions. Please mandate catalytic converters on all lift compressors, and demand blowdowns to be diverted to a gas buster and require vapor recovery devices on storage tanks in all urban drilling areas that are in non-attainment to the federal ozone standard.
Thank you
Kim Feil
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Regarding the public commenting process in person held at hte NCTCOG building in Arlington…..

UPDATE ..here is FT Worth Weekly coverage link.

For almost four hours on 1/21/2016 DFW citizens addressed TCEQ officials AGAIN (more forceably this time ’round) to ask for a meaningful air quality ozone attainment plan. We threatened that if they did not do their job that they risk having the EPA step in and write a State Implementation Plan (SIP) “for” them. The last 5 SIP plans have failed us. Over the last 20 plus years we have had unhealthy air and have FAILED to come into attainment to the federal standards (which are lose to begin with).

ACTION ITEM>>>>>>>written comments may be submitted to Kathy Singleton, MC 206, Air Quality Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or faxed to (512) 239-6188.

Electronic comments may be submitted at:

http://www1.tceq.texas.gov/rules/ecomments/. File size restrictions may apply to comments being submitted via the eComments system. All comments should reference the Dallas-Fort Worth Attainment Demonstration for the 2008 Eight-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area, Project Number 2015-014-SIP-NR.

The comment period closes January 29, 2016.

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Here is GreenSource‘s Coverage.

Here is my coverage…

I must apologize for missing taking notes on the first speakers as I was writing my speech. I was at the NCTCOG earlier in the day attending and blogging about the Water Conservation Council meeting. I did stop writing to take a great picture of Smitty Smith (Austin) of Public Citizen Texas…DSCN4892

  • Official, Eddie Bernice Johnson, sent a representative to convey her comments,
  • Gary Stuard (Dallas) set the tone for those that followed and brazenly verbally waltzed their TCEQ bottoms raw with such finesse.
  • Cherelle Blazer (Dallas) said another one of her children now has asthma,
  • Rita Beving (Sierra Club) gave a heart wrenching account of her brother dying last year from a pulmonary ailment,
  • Molly Rooke (Sierra Club) agreed with Rita that years of being on the NCTCOG clean air steering committees was such a waste of time,
  • Crossandra Allan (Oak Cliff), and Ruby Faye Woolridge (Arlington) gave their stories about the disproportionate asthma rates for African Americans, one (Ruby-who is running for Congress) spoke about how her son died after lungs were comprised while serving in Iraq, but what killed him was coming home and  breathing the Texas air …
  • David E Cozad (Arlington)was excellent and got applause for saying he recognizes the same TCEQ staff’s faces and is so tied harping on the same subject year after year that they should have retired (failed). He spoke of how its a matter of “when” not if fossil fuels goes away, but  by that time we’ll play catch up to how Saudi is CURRENTLY investing in solar to sell “that” energy….

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  • Ranjana Bhandari (Liveable Arlington) had a stellar moment comparing the manual typewriter extinction event to how fossil fuels needs to be remembered…as a

“curious relic of the past” 

  • Harriet Mae Irby (Pantego) made poignant points and had her oxygen tank visual…DSCN4899
  • I, (Kim Feil/Arlington) spoke about health issues, lack of protective regulations, TCEQ’s antiquated air testing methods, the Jacobson Effect, and sang a jazz song I composed (choking asthmatically while trying to sing it)…

“Where is the air that is frack free?

Must I trust silica dust to be radioactive free?

If I had a bionic lung, this song I would not have sung.

Oh why must I let them (UGh UGh) frack me?”…

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  • Adam Rinkleff from Denton dropped many F bombs…

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  • Event organizer, Jim Schermbeck (Downwinders at Risk-see his coverage here), made us laugh with his deputy badges and called for us to grab our “weapons of protest” (being an inhaler) and stage a “weeze in”. Then he ended his great speech summarizing all the past TCEQ failures with a loud proclamation of…

“FUCK the TCEQ”…

  • Tammie Carson & Kathy Mitchell were awesome (from Liveable Arlington)…

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  • Dr Robert Haley gave his all important medical testimony,
  • Lorraine Levine (Dallas) was in support &
  • Zack Trahan (Dallas/Texas Campaign for the Environment) spoke his young eloquent heart,
  • John Rath was polite yet powerful and empowered the TCEQ reps with his challenge as messengers to please send our message loud, passionate, and strong for us…John commented how in New York his son could run a mile, but in Texas, they were in the doctors office getting injections, steroids etc..too sick to be active…
  • the words from many mouths like Cindy Spoon forcefully named called our TCEQ state employees and commissioner’s action of INaction  as “criminal”,
  • Lance (Mansfield) shared his story about TCEQ with holding info and was mad his child’s daycare downwind was not notified during an emission exposure “event” 900 feet away.

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  • Dick Richard L Guldi & Christine Anderson Guldi were there and commanded the room (Christine’s was short and had a striking ending)…DSCN4896
  • Tamera brought her granddaughter who spoke too.DSCN4893
  • Michael Hennen of Denton’s Frack Free group was impressive as was
  • Ronnie Mestis, pres of W Dallas Neigh Asosoc,
  • also present was Ft Worth league of Neighborhood Assoc, Rita Vincent
  • and Terry Mesa represented Irving League of Women Voters,
  • Jim Duncan/solar guy was there from Wise county,
  • Carol Sherman Gonzales, Linda Cook was there, Darlene Grace & her husband were also there as was many more that did not speak.
  • Robert Van from Ft Worth wanted a 30 ppb dstandard as protective,
  • Linda Cook spoke, and so did
  • Mary Paris from Oak Cliff,

The EPA folks were there and sat behind  the speakers….DSCN4900

Half way through, they moved to the back of the room…after people dispersed, and I took a picture of the TCEQ and NCTCOG crew……

The TCEQ folks that were there were…Bridgette Bohart, Donna Huff, Kathy Singleton, Chris (climate denier) Kite, Amy Browning, Alisa Taylor, Jessie Kaderika…and one ghostly orb..

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And KUDO’s to one busy, kick butt court reporter who got the whole shalack on transcript!

Here are some some un-named and sideways pics…DSCN4906DSCN4905

 

 

 

Sorry If I forgot to name others, got the account incorrect, or miss spelled names please email me with any corrections/additions at kimfeil@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for reading…now go email TCEQ before 1/29/2016.—————

 

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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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One Response to TCEQ response to F-Bomb Drops @ Arlington NCTCOG SIP Hearing

  1. Shameful that Citizens have to fight for many years for Clean Air in Texas or anywhere; People are being sacrificed for Toxic Oil and Gas…

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