Saturday, January 28, 2012

Earth to WFAA: It's NOT Salt Water

Another Fracking Disaster

"Containment is enforced by the Texas Railroad Commission. It says all sites are required to have secondary system, in case storage tanks leak. Laws say rainwater runoff is only a problem if the water contains elevated chlorides. That would prove contact with oil and gas waste.

The Railroad Commission didn't say if it tested the water from this site.

The company did not return calls from News 8, but a manager at the site showed us how standing rainwater was pumped into those same haulers. Once collected, it was then dropped into the trough with the fracking waste.

The manager said there was never a breach in the earthen wall, but from Dunlap's property and inside the wall, one can clearly identify new gravel filling a gap in mud and grass.

Dunlap has hired a private lab to test water samples on her property.

"We know that creek goes into Joe Pool Lake, which is one of the main water sources for North Texas," she said. "I know I would not want to have that lake contaminated."

See BlueDaze's story here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


“I feel like they’re a bunch of snakes,” Watson said. “I’m 72 and I don’t have grandchildren, but there are all kinds of kids that play up and down our street here, and if Magnablend moves out here, I fear for the safety of the kids. Please pray for us, and pray for the truth to come out.”
~ Carl Watson, January 23, 2012 Waxahachie, Texas

Click here to read all about what's going on with our neighbors in Waxahachie, Texas.  Many don't want a fracking factory near them.  Especially since the other one blew up. Do you blame them?

Check out Ellis RTK on Facebook for the latest news about the Magnablend debacle.

Oh, and Joe? Well, Congressman Joe Barton is said to have told citizens that this is not a "federal" issue so he won't be involved, thank you very much.

Oh, no. "Say it isn't so, Joe!!!"  
So Sorry. 
Based on everything above and everything else 
we know:

"Your Party's Over. 
Cry If You Want To."

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Another Catastrophic Pipeline Explosion

The story about last night's Kentucky pipeline explosion is here.
As of 10:00 p.m. Monday, the fire from a gas pipeline explosion has finally started to die down.
The explosion happened Monday evening at a horse farm in the 8000 block of Winchester Road in northern Estill county.

Officials tell NEWSFIRST at the fire's peak, flames shot between 1,000 and 1,500 feet into the air. Callers to the NEWSFIRST newsroom reported seeing the glow as far away as Lexington, Cynthiana, Fleming county and Mount Olivet.

The Red Cross say 30 homes were evacuated from the blast area. The Red Cross has opened a shelter at Estill Springs Middle School. Anyone in need of a place to stay should proceed to the school before 11:00 p.m. They can also call the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross at 859-253-1331.

Officials say no one was hurt in the explosion. They also say no structures were ever threatened by the fire. No property damage has been reported.

Officials with Columbia Gas are on the scene. There's no word, right now, on what caused the explosion.

Thank you, TXSharon, for the story on Bluedaze. In light of the Grand Prairie, TX City Council vote this's just one more reason for our concern about DFW Midstream's gas gathering pipelines going in so close to our neighborhoods.

We are reminded of the the June 7, 2010 North Texas Pipeline Explosion: