Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Follow the Yellow-Brick Road

We're Off to See the Wizard!

Rumor has it that Chesapeake intends to commence drilling Corn Valley A (Well 1H; API #113-30195) on All Hallows' Eve. Right before Sunday School. And right under Trailwood. What a perfect day to start the poisoning.  Trick-or-Treat??!

Update:   Drilling did commence on October 31, 2010 even though the permit for Well 1H; API #113-30195 was not "stamped" approved until November 3rd. (See the Comments for this Post.)

Another Update:  See the May 15, 2012 Comment Below.  We just keep moving on down that yellow-brick road. Thank you for reading.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Who's Behind the Curtain?

What's Up with Corn Valley A ~ API 113-30195??

It appears that the "plat" that was submitted for another "amended" permit on October 21st did not show leased and unleased property. Kind of a hurry up map.  Wonder what's the hurry??

That gas has been deep in the earth for a long time. It's not going anywhere!

This is 2010.  I've just heard from our neighbors in Trailwood (over the weekend) of very aggressive behavior from Chesapeake's current landmen...Red Sky.   Just in case you don't know, the Trailwood community is over to the west of Westchester...which just so happens to be the direction of the Corn Valley A 1H horizontal wellbore. It's strange seeing these "plats" created without property owner say so. Creepy.

Accident Reportings

In light of the recent near-fatal accident with gas drilling pipeline operations at Arkansas and State Highway 161 (DFW Mid-Stream ~ associated with Chesapeake) it is important to keep in mind that rules were seriously violated.

According to the Texas Railroad Commission:

Natural Gas:

Pipeline operators must report accidents on intrastate gas systems involving $50,000 property damage, a fatality or injuries, gas ignition, or that are judged significant, by telephone within two hours, and the written report filed within thirty (30) days. Call the 24-hour emergency phone number (512) 463-6788 to report an accident. For your convenience this priority phone line is used only to report emergencies.

From the WFAA Story:
Even though the accident took place on Friday, the incident was not officially reported to the Texas Railroad Commission until Wednesday after News 8 began inquiring about what happened. [emphasis added.]

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Life on the Gas Pipeline Super Highway

Grand Prairie, Texas

Take Cover - This is Just the Beginning (Video no longer available.)

Click here to read the story. (5.8.18 ~ Here's a link to another story from that same time period.  The WFAA story and video are no longer available as you will see if you click on the video above and on the link.  Here's an alternative story with a summary of that WFAA story from 2010:  The Star "Telegraph's" Blog Story. Not to be confused with the Ft. Worth Star Telegram.)

This is part of the huge gas gathering system going in all around Grand Prairie. It's coming to a neighborhood near you. If you see a road being torn up and a sign that says, "Utility Work Ahead." That's it. We're just part of the gas highway. Maybe it's like a "Trail of Tears"...people will suffer and die along the way. And all the misery will be explained away as unfortunate accidents. The gas operators hope you don't figure this out.

In Grand Prairie, for example, the current Gas Drilling Ordinance does not require a gas drilling permit to provide details about gas compressors (necessary to get the gas to market) or gas pipelines associated with the drilling site. Really, to be fair, the State of Texas doesn't either. It's an unregulated free-for-all.

To Grand Prairie residents living near a pipeline construction project at Arkansas Lane and Highway 161, the equipment and activities had been little more than an eyesore.

Until last Friday, that is, when a device called a "pig" — being used to pressure test a pipeline under construction — was launched like a missile out of the end of a pipe, straight toward a house 500 feet away.

As the photographs provided to News 8 showed, it was a direct hit — right into Robert Heredia's bedroom.

"It looked like a war zone in here when it hit, it was really bad," Heredia said.

He and his wife were not at home at the time, but his daughter Christina was. While she was in another part of the house, he realizes the incident could easily have had tragic consequences.

"If it would have been 20 minutes later, she probably would have been in here getting ready to go to work," Heredia said. "That's what gets me as a dad... you know what could have happened." [emphasis added.]

Reading the comments attached to this article, it's clear that people have no idea what is going on. Many of the comments are chastising Mr. Heredia for the possibility that he might "sue." Hmmmm. I wonder who really made all those comments? And even the article states that the pipeline construction was "little more than an eyesore." Little more?

There is nothing "little" about any of this. It's HUGE.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Southern Entrance to Westchester

Home to Chesapeake's Corn Valley Pad Site
210 West Camp Wisdom Road
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052

Westchester Church Offers Us a Stern Warning

"WC owns 17 acres in south Grand Prairie, and continues to seek God’s leading and timing in how we can use that property to glorify Him.

Our focus remains constant...to forcefully advance God’s kingdom, and to invite people to discover, develop, and display genuine devotion to Jesus Christ."

So, this is what Westchester Church believes God wants for us? Maybe there is some kind of breakdown in communication! Yes. That must be it.

Important Update (11.12.10): Looks as if Westchester Church has changed its Web site and the message about their property?? And their name (again)!?

Another Update (12.18.11): Yet another name change.  And it looks as if they've moved to New York??? {{Very Weird.}} 

It looks more and more like a Chesapeake-inspired congregation.  Amen. Grand Prairie, TX's Westchester Church.  Here's the link to the map right below their office address on Polo Road.
Westchester Church meets weekly for Life Celebration. Life Celebration takes place at 6:30 PM on Sunday. We currently meet in the Community Opportunity Center, 105 Wildey Street, Tarrytown, NY. Parking is available in the Salvation Army parking lot.

Because of our continued growth, we are currently looking for a permanent property to call home. This web site will be updated when our location changes.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dish, TX Town Hall Meeting Wednesday Night!
Records Show Texas Takes No Action on 99% of Barnett Shale Complaints

Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 7:00 PM
Dish Town Hall
5413 Tim Donald Road
Dish, Texas 76247

Click here to see the Meeting Flyer.

Read the Press Release here.
"One of the complaints received by TCEQ reads: "The odor was so strong my 7-year old was vomiting." Another says: "We were surrounded by horrible odors that caused headaches and heart palpitations. We had to leave home for the night." In both cases, the state's investigation found no violation."

Friday, October 08, 2010

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Westchester's Corn Valley Pad Site

So, where's the BIG BOY Rig?

Is that a Plume Floating Above the Barbed Wire Fence???
This Looks Very Nice. Just in Time for Halloween.