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$38.2 million given to RRC from Rainy Day Fund in 2018-2019 state budget for Abandoned Well Clean Up – One third of TX 438,000 O&G wells are INACTIVE, over 6,000 are abandoned

Since 1984 the state responsible for regulating the oil & gas industry has plugged 40,000 wells. Of recent, we are averaging about 1400-1500 well plugging a year on abandoned wells. https://www.mrt.com/business/oil/article/Railroad-Commission-exceeds-well-plugging-goal-14471016.php?fbclid=IwAR0nCaHZOxA4RqJtMSm3LpFR_yOrfMKEe7B-a_XG1yW77zZgPhyLcxkX9zI “Rainy Day Fund. Nye said for the FY 2018-19 … Continue reading

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SAIS Researchers Find Frack Water Oversight Gaps….clap clap told ya!

—– Forwarded Message —– From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net> To: “jcha10@jhu.edu” <jcha10@jhu.edu>; “shurt3@jhu.edu” <shurt3@jhu.edu>; “jhasket1@jhu.edu” <jhasket1@jhu.edu> Cc: Kevin A. Schug <kschug@uta.edu>; Zacariah Hildenbrand <zac@informenv.com>; Ph.D. Avner Vengosh <vengosh@duke.edu>; “ari1@cornell.edu” <ari1@cornell.edu>; Rita Beving <rita.beving@gmail.com> Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 8:24 AM Subject: {NCTCA} Texas info on…research relating … Continue reading

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Borrowing from Equity Markets to Frack For Oil + Lack of Free Cash Flow = UNsustainable just for the US

update 8/2017 water use for fracking unsustainable too http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/As-the-oil-patch-demands-more-water-West-Texas-11724100.php end update This article, https://seekingalpha.com/article/4084591-new-darlings-wall-street-folly-oil-fracking-investing, reads….“Unlike the two previous US-made financial bubbles (dot-com and real estate), the ‘frackers bubble’ is having meaningful positive economic effects on the rest of the world, through … Continue reading

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Microbes Resistant to Chlorine while Arlington Celebrates 10 yr Fracking Cash Cow = Water Change & Health Risk

Ten years already? The City of Arlington has a fracking slush fund to keep the citizens pacified while homeowner rights to live in an UNindustrialized neighborhood continues to be trampled.  Council has a conflict of interest to approve the drill … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Kermit Wink Sink Texas gone in a BLINK?

UPDATE for SMU study http://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/verify-is-west-texas-sinking/287-542935783 Compare the 2016 pic on left with 2018 pic on right….. end update.   Read at the end of this story the FULL witness account of THE WINK SINK on that fateful day on June 3 … Continue reading

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Arlington Councilman Parker was incorrectly ASSured plugged wells pose NO future problems. WOW

Texas RRC Statewide Rule 14 provides (see state law and video here) for the plugging of abandoned wells in certain cases (like if the driller cannot afford to do so). BUT WAIT!…This June 19 2016 article says the states don’t have … Continue reading

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Oklahoma frack STACK plays in the quake shake zones

Previously, STACK wells were conventional, vertical wells that went through different stacks of shale (pay zones). Today in the news is the STACK play in Oklahoma in the Meramec shale which stands for: Sooner Trend (oil field), Anadarko (basin), & counties, Canadian and Kingfisher. STACK … Continue reading

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RRC treats produced water like feral cats

Regis the Feral cat says “don’t frack up our drinking water with reckless permit process”. West of the 98th meridian frackers in Texas can just treat and release those produced waters like a feral cat! Additionally, stripper wells are afforded … Continue reading

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RRC allows produced WASTE water releases 4 free if for ag or watering wildlife – no NORM testing required!

update here is a RRC website admit they use drilling waste for road base…lovely! My cliff note to readers in this blog is that before Barnett Shale operators switch from injecting produced water to disposal wells to discharging it into … Continue reading

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