Meth(ane) Arlington Addiction / Fannin & Swappo Drillzones violate 600 ft setback

update: We need answers!

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: John Dugan <>
Cc: Charlie Parker <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Why did Enervest owe the City $126K? The Commons and subsurface, “pipe in pieces inspections”
The Saddle rep spoke at last council meeting of “covering that $126K” what did they owe the city for?
Plus how can the city make “other” subsurface inspections happen to see what other “shut in” wells have “pipes in pieces” as described as $1.3 million cost to replace by that Saddle rep. at our last council meeting. Was there an environmental review to see if there was contamination?
Lastly, how can the city make the drillers replace corroded tanks like at the ones at The Commons by the Rolling Hills Drill Site? see attached pics.
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Thanks for your responses or feedback. 
Kim Feil
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My comment on this article reads: At the local city council level the meth hit home here too in Arlington Texas as a former councilman admitted to his meth addiction and resigned (albeit AFTER the town became an URBAN DRILLING nightmare in a densely populated 100 sq mile area). All the cheerleading he did (he even had his own website as a consultant to “council” other towns on how to get fracked)! All his YES to fracking votes and all of his influence upon other council persons to make us an industrialized town needs a re-do vote(s). But alas HB40 now says Texans cannot ban fracking so why are we allowing fracking agenda items if the frackers can sue us if they don’t like how our councilpersons voted?. Last Tuesday’s council meeting had TWO fracking agenda items on it…one passed unanimously and the other is continued until a neighborhood meeting is held. Gee all those lavish royalty checks (note sarcasm) wasn’t worth the risks of bad air,water, devalued homes, subsidence/frackquakes, & warming of the earth increasing these monster storms. Rant over……/e7fb…/how-the-cocaine-and-meth.html…@

From: kim feil <>
To: Jeff Williams <>; Trey Yelverton <>; Charlie Parker <>; Michael Glaspie <>; Kathryn Wilemon <>; Sheri Capehart <>; Victoria Myers <>; Lana Wolff <>; Robert Shepard <>; John Dugan <>; Jim Parajon <>
Cc: Marvin Sutton <>; “” <>
Sent: Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:21 AM
Subject: Former Councilman LeBlanc comes to mind in this meth fracking article
Councilman LeBlanc was a stark cheerleader for fracking, he even had his own website to council other towns how to get fracked too. In reading this headline, I thought you should read this and think about how every vote that may have been made while he was high needs to be recalled and how every padsite in Arlington should undergo a new drilling zone/neighborhood meeting re-do vote. But alas UNDER HB40 YOUR POWER TO VOTE IN OR OUT DRILLING ZONES IS A MOOT POINT SINCE THEY CAN THREATEN TO SUE THE CITY so why you even bother allowing agenda items related to fracking? They say we have above-ground discernment/localrule, but in the end if it stops fracking anywhere and everywhere…they can sue us for hurting their economic engine and then what would we do without all those great (sarcasm) royalty checks?
Kim Feil
Here is my coverage on last Tuesday night’s (9/5/17) Arlington City Council meeting that had two fracking agenda items to approve the drillzones (to add 4 more wells to each padsite). Council also discussed these two items earlier in the day in executive session:
SWAPPO drill zone (SUP08-26R1 at 5408 US HWY 287), while it did NOT have any neighbourhood meeting, it DID have the required 70% waiver approval (from 600 ft setback) to allow it to be reduced down to 313 feet. These waivers usually go for about $500 a signature. It passed council unanimously.  Lovely what money can buy…when unsuspecting neighbors just outside of the 600 ft setback can be affected as well as all the other stakeholders breathing the Arlington airshed.
For the Fannin drill zone (SUP09-3R2 at 2322 Eden Rd by Pump it Up Cheer TX near the compressor station where they already had a 2.3 Benzene reading) in the staff report, the city asked the driller twice to hold a neighborhood meeting but they never did!  
There were two speakers in opposition of which one, Bradley Evans, spoke of how the operator was gerrymandering (shortening the drillzone) to reduce the number of waivers needed from 40 down to 26 (Gee that sounds like a tip from Chesapeake’s play book for the fracksite near ATT Stadium). He clarified that the noise folks were complaining about was during the workover performed on the existing 5 wells recently and how the noise complaints were also outside of the 600ft setback.
The rebuttal to the speakers, a representative from Saddle Operating, LLC (Limited Liability Corp) spoke of offering the to go into the schools and educate the kiddos on fracking…this after there was conversation of teens in a truck trespassing on the Fannin property. The other Saddle rep earlier mentioned how the last owner, Enervest owed the city $126K, but that THEY paid it…oh golly gee what good neighbors they will be!
We were informed of the subsurface “surprise” Saddle was saddled with to the the tune of $1.3 million spent to get the piping that was in pieces out of the ground and replaced after they acquired the property. In a way he did a disservice to the industry in showing how costly it is to spring for updating corrosive, failed equipment…of course he did not elaborate on any environmental impacts of the failed piping….
Oh and let me remind folks that the owner of these Arlington drill sites was first Carrizo, then Enervest, and now it is Saddle….saddled with debt?…saddled with repairs at other sites? This equipment is old now ….and since they are a limited liability company…oh gee, who pays for repairs they cannot afford to do down the road?
Now without the required 70% waiver approval setback, surprisingly council did NOT move to invoke the backup plan to slam this through (down to 346 feet from protected uses) with a supermajority vote. Instead they kicked the can down the road; Councilwoman Capehart moved to CONTINUE the hearing until they hold a neighborhood meeting. 
So council actions last Tuesday allowing the SWAPPO drill zone show they haven’t learned their lesson that with fracking comes the need to dispose of the waste waters…which brings me to my closing sarcastic question as to why did the City bother to spend taxpayer money to sue to stop a proposed injection well months ago near Lake Arlington when our Gas Drilling Ordinance allows disposal lines so damn close anyways……“2. Salt water disposal lines shall be prohibited within one hundred (100) feet of the flowage easement lands around Lake Arlington. Flowage easement lands are defined as those lands below the elevation contour of 560.0 feet above mean sea level. Salt water disposal lines shall also be prohibited under Lake Arlington”.  But we allowed over 150 fracking laterals under the lake…..

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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