Wednesday, October 14, 2009

When will enough be enough? Natural gas drilling is hazardous and deadly to humans and animals.

Lets see how the Gas Mafia gets their way out of the events of the past month. I am sure they will put some spin on Wolf Eagle's Dish, Tx report.

Will Flower Mound be the new Dish?

Just take the time to read all the articles posted on this blog for the past year. You will see that the town of Dish is not the only place dealing with the dangerous effects of drilling. Watch this video taken with an infrared camera showing what is going into the air.

Williams wants to drill up to 100 wells in Flower Mound!!! With that comes compression stations, waste water pipelines, "tank farms", seismic testing etc. That is just Williams. There are other gas drillers including, Keystone, Titan and Red Oak that want to drill and not in rural Flower Mound in the middle of neighborhoods and 1000' from Shadow Ridge Middle School.

Sign the petition to keep FM Oil & Gas Ordinance strong.

Incredible article from the FW Weekly. A must read. Here are a few interesting paragraphs.

Though pipeline companies are private, federal law gives them the right to take property for pipelines through eminent domain. It's a reality that sticks in the craw of property owners and one that state legislators have thus far found no way to change.

At one location, the air sample contained benzene at 8.7 times the state-set level allowed for long-term exposure. Carbon disulfide was detected at more than 10 times the acute, or short-term, levels allowed by TCEQ regulations and more than 100 times what's allowed by the long-term standard. Napthalene concentrations were 3.6 times what's allowed by the state's long-term standard.
"In other words," Rich said, "it's a toxic soup out there."

One North Texas banker told the Weekly that the use of eminent domain and the rampant placement of industrial facilities like compressor stations and pipelines in residential areas is beginning to worry people in his own industry - for exactly the reason outlined by Paul. "We worry that the owner may not find his property has the value anymore to make it worth his or her while to pay the mortgage," said the banker, who asked that his name not be used. "And if the value sinks low enough, we might just call in the note as a premptive solution." Banks also might refuse to make new loans in similar areas, he said.

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