Update on this well HERE
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Oh lookie! They painted the fence and it’s such a pretty, bright yellow that I almost didn’t notice the well is still alarming out of compliance and is putting our water at risk.
Notice the new, shiny, Unauthorized Personnel Only sign. Still, the gate is wide open and anyone, even me, can walk right onto the premises. A new sign seems to be a stretch on the restricted access through 24-hour security guard or a gated and locked facility requirement per RRC regulations.
Fresh, new yellow paint but still no leak and overflow protection per RRC regulations. This puts our water at risk from runoff.
And then a truck drove up to dump it’s contents…
This facility is not in compliance with even the most BASIC safety requirements! Why is it STILL in operation? Why does the RRC let this facility remain open for dirty business? If the RRC were interested in serving the public interest, they would close this facility immediately and not allow it to re-open until full compliance has been met!
This is another example of why we need Dale Henry as Railroad Commissioner. He will represent the people’s interest first!
Call for a full investigation of Texas Railroad Commission malpractice!
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Thanks for all the information. Just because we aren’t commenting doesn’t mean we aren’t reading.
I can tell people are reading because I have a sitemeter and I can tell that many who read this took action and contacted the committee.
I think that this example is an exceptional case. Most of the disposal wells that I run to are well managed affairs with one large exception being Agnus on Highway 51. A few weeks ago the RR commission pulled up and shut that place down. Did they not pay their protection money? No, they were operating on a suspended license.