Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Welcome to Mansfield, Texas

Nope. This is not an imaginary map. It's the official map of the area around Mansfield, TX from the Texas Railroad Commission GIS mapping system. All the red circles represent horizontal shale gas wells in production and/or completed. Yep. There's a lot of red there.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Shale Gas Drilling GREED in Grand Prairie, TX

The Koch Brothers Are Killing Us

Watch this shocking video. And then Take Action.
This is why our politicians won't help us. This is it.

New Film Exposes Connection Between the Kochs and a Small Community Dying of Cancer.

A new video from Brave New Foundation shows how people are paying the ultimate price for the Koch brothers' politics and profiteering.

October 10, 2011.  Brave New Foundation's most recent work, Exposed: Koch Industries and Cancer Risk, is a chilling demonstration of just how horrific a price people are forced to pay. The film is set in the town of Crossett, Arkansas and focuses on a community of residents on Penn Road. Among 15 families, there have been at least 11 deaths from cancer, and many more people are ill. The source of their anguish seems to be coming from a foul smelling canal of water, steaming with toxic pollutants, that runs through the woods near their homes.

If you were to follow the stench all the way upstream, one woman in the film explains, it leads to the town's only manufacturer and main employer: Georgia Pacific. A Koch Industries subsidiary, Georgia Pacific is a plywood, paper mill and formaldehyde resin plant that has been dumping millions of gallons of wastewater into open ditches. Even though the company's actions violate the Clean Water Act, the community of Penn Road continues to suffer.[emphasis added]
God. Please. Help Crossett, Arkansas. AMEN.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

No Regulation Perry Strikes Again!

Kinder Morgan Energy

From their Web site
"Kinder Morgan owns or operates more than 37,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals in North America.  Our companies include Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), and Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR)...."

Yes. There's something wrong with the sound at the beginning of the following video...but just stay with it, you don't want to miss what the people living near this shale gas processing plant operated by Kinder Morgan have to say.

The sound immediately messes up again as the reporter talks about the operator. But Watch what Atmos, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Kinder Morgan (the plant's operator) are saying as well. No problem as far as any of them can tell ~$$$$$$$

And some Texans want Rick Perry to be President of the United States when this kind of stuff is going on under his watch? 

Kinder Morgan says they are a "different kind of energy company." I guess that means they poison people in a different way than all the others do???    

This is what we call NO REGULATION PERRY for President of the United States. There's his ticket.  Yay, Team Perry.

Thanks to Texas Sharon for this story. It's SHAMEFUL that our state and country are allowing for the poisoning of the Ponder, TX community.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Joe Pool Lake Dam Exclusion Zones 1 and 2 (Labels and Color Added for Emphasis)

The full story is hereIt appears that a portion of XTO's Luminant Site (Dallas, TX) (Well 4H) is within USACE's Exclusion Zone 2.

A Fracking Factory Fire in Waxahachie, TX ?? *Update*

Who Knew?? Waxahachie officials say they didn't know.  It's more than a sure thing that TCEQ and Texas Railroad Commissioners didn't know about this fracking operation, either.   

Is this different than a meth lab??  We're just asking...because no one seems to know what they were doing. It's clearly all very DANGEROUS and, in FACT, it did BLOW UP!

So, now, WE the People, know.  Thank you, Brett Shipp.

*Update* ~ And, to be completely accurate, TXSharon discussed it first.   Here Keeping up with her blog is usually everyone's best bet for this kind of information. We understand that TXSharon's work with the Earthworks' Oil and Gas Accountability Project keeps her very busy these days...but BlueDaze is still the place to go for the latest news about drilling and fracking on the planet. As so often happens in MediaLand, the TV media may appear to be the "first to know."  Thankfully, unlike fracking chemicals, it all comes out in the wash.

"Waxahachie Fire-Rescue Chief David Hudgins told News 8 he was not aware that 80 percent of what Magnablend produces is fracking chemicals.

EPA officials said they had no idea what Magnablend was producing at the plant.

While it's legal to blend fracking chemicals, federal law states if enough dangerous chemicals are being stored on site, then the company must file a risk management plan.

No such plan [risk management plan] has been filed for this facility.

Local, state and federal authorities continue their investigation."
HELP. Please.