Arlington TX FAIL Entertainment/Downtown Development Districts & Neighborhoods in preventing Urban Drilling Nuisance Odors

Arlington we have a problem (no provisions for Urban Drilling Nuisance odors)!

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From: kim feil <>
To: Trey Yelverton <>; Jim Parajon <>; Robert Rivera <>; Lana Wolff <>; Charlie Parker <>; Jimmy Bennett <>; Michael Glaspie <>; Sheri Capehart <>; Kathryn Wilemon <>; Cynthia Simmons <>; Jeff Williams <>; “” <>
Cc: Jay W. White <>; Don Crowson <>; “” <>; Maria Carbajal <>; Collin Gregory <>; Cindy Powell <>
Sent: Friday, April 8, 2016 2:46 PM
Subject: Truman Odor Event/ your nuisance ordinance is out of date post HB40 response, want to be on citizen committee for update
Since the city objected to HB40, it is appropriate you protect us from nuisance conditions from Urban Drilling padsite related odors. In my situation living near the Entertainment District, Chesapeake (or whomever they can have a firesale to) can drill up to 10 more wells WHEN the price of natural gas goes back up.
We could face repeat events like the failed Bobcat 1H workover/completion at the end of January 2013 that involved major dispatch response, hazmat, and a medic.
Urban Drilling odor related events that have sickened people in the past with nuisance odors can happen again ANY time they either drill/complete new wells or workover ANY of the EXISTING 350+ gaswells in our inner city limits.
I am formally requesting that the city form a citizen committee and task force to UPDATE our Nuisance Ordinance to include a section that compliments or clarifies the existing Gas Well ordinance that also needs work.
I sent you information recently of a Chesapeake internal email to reopen the case and find they violated Gas Drilling Ordinance VII 7.01 A6 to prevent odors. In an internal email we found out that a chemical washing off the workstrings and going into the reverse tanks controvert the “stale water” excuse or represents more than one odor. The TCEQ report says the stale water was removed underground, but what is unknown is if there was chemical water odors coming from any waste water festering in reverse tank(s) or any other open hatch tanks that I have repeatedly requested be replaced with mandated pressurized, ventless flowback tanks.
Chesapeake’s  internal email (NOT communicated to the city and state) said they were going to tell their contractors to keep fresh water in those reverse tanks before complaints. This email incriminates Chesapeake in that they did NOT want the city to find a nuisance in that they could have PREVENTED this in learning from the Como Ft Worth Westridge Odor Event (never mind when stale odors sickened folks at the Chesapeake Lynn Smith padsite in March of 2012 that I repeatedly and unsuccessfully warned Chesapeake and the city to work to prevent from happening at the Truman site).
The city did NOT require TWO different operators to follow up with a preventative action plan for the Truman or the LABC (evacuation) events which is in violation of your own Gas Well ordinance ARTICLE V-6 g.
is a guideline to find a nuisance violation, but it is ineffective because I know of two instances at one site where investigators had notes in having been sickened in DWG (ref the incident reports related to the ACL air study reports 1108073 & 1108078).  
I have also seen off the chart Toxic Vapor Analyzer readings in Pantego (refer to incident report for air study ACL 110336) where the TVA readings were 244 times Jessica Minely’s highest reading on 1/31/2013 at the Truman odor Event NEAR THE STADIUM. 
In all three of these examples, the state found NO nuisance violations. We HAVE to be more protective of our air shed than the state in nuisance releases if not for the general public, then for the sake of our cash cow/reputation as a family friendly entertainment venue and growing Downtown/University area.
Home Rule was designed to be more protective than the Federal and State governments. In a post HB40 frack-anywhere-ruling that YOU opposed, it is only appropriate that you take matters to heart in having control over the liveability of this town related to Urban Drilling Nuisance Odors. At the very least you have the responsibility to safeguard our cash cow entertainment industry being downwind to GM’s on-campus Chesapeake padsites with regular compressor blowdowns and workovers. As for the Chesapeake Truman pad site, we have the threat of future drilling/completions, blowdowns, and workovers at that sensitive location.
We should have care taken to ENFORCE the existing GW Ordinance in preventing odors and following up with post incident reports on how to prevent a future occurrence.
This is the only way we can ENSURE operators work diligently to PREVENT nuisance odors blowing in our neighborhoods, the stadiums, Six Flags, and the planned LIVE venues.
Just as you have designated special tax incentives for the Downtown and Entertainment Districts, likewise there needs to be appropriate safeguards to this investment regarding gas well related nuisance odors. found conveniently VOID of any Urban Drilling information.  It is also obsolete…
Section 1.03 Power to Define and Prohibit The City of Arlington, acting by and through its duly authorized officers, agents and representatives, as designated herein, shall have the power to: 
A. Define all nuisances and prohibit the same within the City and outside the City limits for a distance of five thousand (5,000) feet (provided that this ordinance shall not apply within any portion of such five thousand foot area which is contained within the territory of any other municipal corporation);
Even under the regular Nuisance Ordinance, you did’t enforce stale water odors (which sickened people at the Truman and the Lynn Smith drill site odor events in 2012 and 2013). 
F. Stagnant, Foul and Offensive Water. Any stagnant, foul or offensive water upon any lot or other premises or under the floor of any building. 
I need just ONE person respond to me as to when this task force can begin its work.
Kim Feil TEX LG. CODE ANN. A§ 253.005 : Texas Statutes – Section 253.005: LEASE OF OIL, GAS, OR MINERAL LAND “(c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality….”

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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