Documentary “Gasland” Playing This Week in
Fort Worth and Flower Mound
Featuring Never Before Seen Footage From Texas
You may think I am wacko, well I guess people in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Arkansas and all over the Barnett Shale are too. I could attend a town or school board meeting almost nightly where citizens already affected and many that are concerned plead for their health and safety.
Watch the video at the bottom of the post (note the following).
About 6 minutes in Judy shows the commissioners her medical testing where her blood has phenol and benzene in it. She also talks about health effects.
Yesterday, Flower Mound Shares confirmed 2 cases of brain tumors, 10 cases of breast cancer and potentially 12 cases of childhood leukemia all within the area of Liberty Elementary. These figures are alarming – especially the childhood leukemia part – the children in the area began to be diagnosed in 2005 – one year after construction of 2 gas wells and a compression station.
A lot of hard work by many people has been put in to the review of our Oil & Gas Ordinances, yet our City Council wants to pass the following:
1000ft+ with vapor recovery and emission controls.
When we ignore, downplay or dispute the PROVEN health effects from living in the gas-patch, we are either willfully ignorant or negligent.
DISH, TX — A permanent air monitor installed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in DISH, TX near a massive natural gas
compressor complex, is giving inaccurate readings. The Town of DISH
contracted independent testing near the permanent monitor, and the
independent testing showed level of the carcinogen benzene at triple the
levels detected by the state’s permanent monitor. For the carcinogen
toluene the levels detected during the independent testing were 50 times
the monitor’s detections. Additionally, there were several other chemicals
detected that the permanent monitor does not sample for.
DISH is located in the epicenter of the Barnett Shale gas play and is home
to a mega-complex of compressor stations, as well as pipelines, metering
stations, gathering lines and gas wells. The town of DISH spent nearly
15% of its annual budget on a comprehensive air study after months of
complaints to the state regulatory agencies and the operators of the compressor sites gave the citizens no relief.
DISH mayor Calvin Tillman says that “we really thought our air quality was
improving, this is devastating to find this information is inaccurate.
The TCEQ permitted this facility, and they have no idea how to clean it up to
to protect public health. It is also very disappointing that the State of
Texas has spent a million dollars on equipment that is not accurate”.
The monitor has been running since mid April and has detected no major
problems with the air quality in the community. It is unclear whether the
monitor is not capable of producing accurate results, or if the results
are being manipulated. The TCEQ has not given the Town of DISH any explanation for the false readings, or any plans to protect the health of the citizens of DISH.
For More Information Contact
* Calvin Tillman, Mayor, DISH, TX
(940) 453-3640, firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Town of DISH
5413 Tim Donald Road
DISH, Texas 76247
Link to story in Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Video Link of testimony before EPA:
The Corinth Gas Well Committee met on June 10 for the first time. During the meeting several items were discussed including:
The next meeting was a joint City Council and Gas Well Committee meeting for the ‘Gas Drilling 101’ by NCTCA presentation on June 29. This was attended by several citizens also who asked questions of the panel after the presentation was over.
The third meeting was on July 6 and the topics on the agenda included:
The fourth meeting was held on July 13. Items on the agenda included
Our next two meeting dates are Monday July 19 and Wednesday August 10 at 7 p.m. at Corinth City Hall. If you have any questions or comments please post and we will request our resident representatives to respond to them.
On another topic: If you are a Cypress Pointe Resident, please read the message on the Facebook page in regards to our landscape fund. Click here
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a series of free meetings to obtain public input on EPA’s upcoming research study to investigate the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and public health.
EPA will make a short presentation at the beginning of each meeting. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide verbal and written comments directly to EPA.
Please complete a Registration Form if you plan to attend one of these meetings. Capacity at the meeting sites is limited, and EPA wants to ensure that everyone who wishes to attend can be accommodated. While “walk-ins” will be permitted to register on site, the number of attendees is expected to be very high. Priority speaking slots will be given to those who pre-register. Walk-ins will be assigned speaking slots on a first come-first served basis as time permits.
Public Meeting Information
Date: July 8, 2010
Location: Hilton Fort Worth, 815 Main Street Click here to show map
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm; pre-registration begins at 5:00pm
Register for this meeting
Click here for more information on hydraulic fracturing and EPA’s research study.
Great fun at the Corinth Cares Community Picnic last Saturday! Corinth residents came together to relax and enjoy a nice late Saturday afternoon at the Lake Sharon Estates Amenity Center. DJ Eddie Ruesewald had everybody swinging with some good music while enjoying hamburgers and hot dogs, the swimming pool and the huge water slide. However it was the amazing group of people in the Corinth community that made the picnic a huge success. Thanks to everybody for joining!
Remember to join us at tonight, Tuesday at Corinth City Hall for Gas Drilling 101.
For more pictures of the event visit the Corinth Cares Facebook Group.
The NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE will present GAS DRILLING 101 next Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Corinth City Hall, 3300 Corinth Parkway, Corinth, TX 76208. This informative program was developed by key members of the NCTCA Advisory Board after repeated requests by individuals, organizations, and communities for an educational program that would offer the “basics” in terminology and history on gas drilling procedures and ordinances.
“The program is not meant to make folks ‘experts,’ but rather to give them a working knowledge of basic facts and terminology so that they can have more effective communications with both the gas drilling industry, their elected officials and area municipal personnel” explained Esther McElfish, NCTCA President.
NCTCA presenters include Advisory Board members Jerry Lobdill, Vice-President Gary Hogan, and Treasurer Louis McBee. There will be an opportunity for a question and answer period following their presentation.
The program is open to the public (adults and youth, alike!). If you or your neighbors are being approached to sign a lease with a natural gas well drilling company, this is the perfect opportunity to educate yourself on the entire process. All residents in the surrounding communities are also invited to attend.
For more information on North Central Texas Communities Alliance background and current information, visit the nonprofit organization’s website www.nctca.net