Attn. TX water drinkers – email now re HB1818

Please email and/or call all members of the Texas Energy Resource Committee regarding the Texas Railroad Commission Sunset Bill HB1818 they will vote on Monday, March 6.

Also call or email your local House representative.

Ask them to strengthen HB1818 in four ways

(1) Make enforcement and violation information available in a searchable form on the RRC website.

(2) Increase bonding requirements to cover the expense of addressing the large backlog of abandoned wells.

(3) Increase maximum fines from $10,000 to $25,000 per fine per day to deter offenders from repeat violations. The $25,000 amount is commensurate with penalties at the Attorney General of Texas.

(4) Limit political contributions to the elected RRC Commissioners to the election season. Commissioners should be prevented from taking contributions from parties involved in contested case hearings while these cases are pending before them.

Contact these committee members immediately. OK to leave phone message in evenings and weekends.

Legislator Phone Email
Drew Darby (R) Chair (512) 463.0331 drew.darby@house.texas.gov
Charles “Doc” Anderson (R) (512) 463-0135 charles.anderson@house.texas.gov
Greg Bonnen (R) (512) 463-0729 greg.bonnen@house.texas.gov
Terry Canales (D) (512) 463-0426 terry.canales@house.texas.gov
Travis Clardy (R) (512) 463-0592 travis.clardy@house.texas.gov
Tom Craddick (R) (512) 463-0500 tom.craddick@house.texas.gov
R. D. “Bobby” Guerra (D) (512) 463-0578 bobby.guerra@house.texas.gov
Jason A. Isaac (R) (512) 463-0647 jason.isaac@house.texas.gov
Phil King (R) (512) 463-0738 phil.king@house.texas.gov
Stan Lambert (R) (512) 463-0718 stan.lambert@house.texas.gov
Brooks Landgraf (R) (512) 463-0546 brooks.landgraf@house.texas.gov
Leighton Schubert (R) (512) 463-0600 leighton.schubert@house.texas.gov
Armando L. Walle (D) (512) 463-0924 armando.walle@house.texas.gov

Thank you Ricard Guldi for this FB post that is now a blog post!

—end action item and begin heads up (Hey Arlington #GotSevereAlgaeBloom ?)….

UTA Clear staff posted on their FB page ….”Does chemistry affect biology or does biology change chemistry? Our latest work around Texas is examining the groundwater microbiome to determine whether changes in groundwater quality are altering microbial communities or whether changes in microbial diversity are responsible for changes in water quality. More to follow, stay tuned folks http://clear.uta.edu

Maybe it is that we have fracked so much in this area (fracking causes prolific bacterial growth (aka landfill odors emanating from drill sites) that our little algae problem is getting a little…well NASTY!…

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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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