The city blograg is covering the story of the long awaited construction of the Julia Burgen Park and depicts it as a sanctuary of green. But the map in the faded section only shows parcels and doesn’t properly depict whats on the fence line to the sanctuary. Between numbers 8 & 9 (north of 9) is the Carrizo..make that name change to Envervest ON CAMPUS padsite for natural gas mining and production. The site features 1-24? well heads and numerous storage tanks wafting VOC’s 24/7 without emission mitigation equipment because…well its not mandated. It houses two bonafied electric compressor stations that also does not control its emissions during its up to 20 a year “blow downs” where they may try to bleed down the pipes to the (venting) storage tanks, and let the rest of the dirty, raw BTEX riddled gases to spew into our air to blow to the Levitt in the summer, and to the park in the winter. Sorry Burgen’s park symbolizes our city…not her. Now to smack down the environmental group she associates with…don’t join their googlegroup and hit “reply” with your ideas, because they will accuse you of trying to speak on their behalf…and they really don’t want to waste their time on piddly matters such as fracking.
On this Arlington Conservation Council’s FB page I found they posted a story of how UTA has been given an endowment to work on grabbing CO2 gas and make it a liquid for fuel..here is the link to the story.
So lets take a walk down memory lane on this Johnson Creek at the Burgen park…
Ah 2007 & 2010 …where the frack has my life gone since then?
–no follow up on either-surprised?—-
From: kim feil <email@example.com>
To: Robert Rivera <Robert.Rivera@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2007 4:33 PM
Subject: RE: local ground water contamination concerns
Robert, please help me get someone from the city testing daily or at least weekly on the changes at Johnson Creek at UTA.
I received email dialog this morning from a concerned resident who recently took pictures of the UTA Drilling site #1 at Pecan and Mitchell and suspects water pollution at that site as a result of a trench that is collecting dirty water and discharging it into ‘the creek’.
Region 6 EPA office this morning and left a voice mail for the Director of Compliance and Enforcement in hopes someone at the federal level will take an interest.
TCEQ and left a voice mail for the person ‘assigned to take calls this week’ per their main office.
Maybe someone somewhere will care enough to check it out.
I am not hopeful, as we seem stuck in the nightmare scene of It’s A Wonderful Life where only greed prevails.
Robert Rivera <Robert.Rivera@arlingtontx.gov> wrote:
I will ask for a reply to you soon.
From: Kim & Ken Feil [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thu 10/11/2007 10:07 PM
Subject: any follow up regarding ground water contamination concerns?
any follow up regarding ground water contamination concerns associated with natural gas drilling would be appreciated. I’ve been waiting for your response. I mentioned at the city council meeting that I was waiting for a response from the city’s water department.