I posted a story about how The Texas Railroad Commission is giving operators a “path of least resistance” by illegally permitting land farms. In addition, the TRC does not monitor the activity or test for toxins. The land farm in this example is operated by XTO on a minor permit when it should have required a commercial permit. The following is an update on that situation and on how Texans are being railroaded by our own Texas Railroad Commission.
I’ve been working on the railroad all day long!
Still no replied from, Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Averitt, Rep Pitts. I’ve managed to tick everyone off at the Texas Railroad Commission, I now have to speak to and email Debra Ravel, the Public Information Act attorney. No one at the Railroad Commission will speak to me. I’m blacklisted so to speak.
1. I have managed to get the MUDFARM across from my home shut down!!
2. I have managed to get the Railroad Commission to REVISE RULE 8, MINOR PERMIT GUIDELINES EFECTIVE JUNE 2009.
(revised guidelines HERE)
3. I have found out that the “RAILROAD COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5, HAS NEVER DONE ANY SOIL ANALYSIS TEST TO CONFRIM THAT OVER 15,000 SITES HAVE NOT CONTAMINATED THE SOIL IN TARRANT,JOHNSON OR HILL COUNTIES with their MUDFARMS.
4. I have found out that Mr. Tommie Seitz, the Director of the Oil and Gas Division of the Texas Railroad Commission, takes it upon himself to in his words, “TOSS THE NOTES AND MEMOS OF THE RULE 8 REVISION, IN THE TRASH.”
5. I have forced the Railroad Commission to issue their first ever CENTRAIZED WASTE DISPOSAL PERMIT IN THE BARNETT SHALE REGION. THEY HAVE ISSUED ONLY ONE COMMERCIAL PERMIT.
“I’VE STILL BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD”