Once it starts, you’ll never get it stopped.
Fort Worth’s elected officials have become crack shots at foot shooting. (See: “$28 million in bonds OK’d for fixing park facilities,” Aug. 28) The real tragedy facing Gateway Park is the expanding ring of gas wells and un-odorized gas pipelines that surround it.
Would your family feel safe having a picnic in the middle of a natural gas facility? At this very moment, more pipeline activity is going on near the entrance to Gateway. More gas well permits have been issued. More pad sites are being cleared of vegetation. Dozens of tanker trucks full of toxic salt water negotiate the narrow and winding street every day. More fugitive emissions are blowing in the wind and into our lungs. The entrance of Gateway Park looks like the gateway to hell. There are gas wells on both sides of Beach Street. There are enough orange and pink survey ribbons flying near the park to weave a robe for the habitually unclothed “Emperor” Mike Moncrief. Unfortunately, this situation is happening throughout North Texas thanks to Barnett Shale mania endorsed by the Fort Worth City Council. This is one of those “hidden costs” FWCanDo warned of in 2005.
The City Council will need to budget some big Barnett Shale bucks to deceive residents into thinking Gateway Park is a stay-cation destination.
— Don Young, Fort Worth
They are permitting multiwell pad sites with 10-20 gas wells right next to schools, playgrounds, and city parks now. Two years ago that wouldn’t have been permitted at all.
Gas Well Fire During Hydraulic Fracturing Destroys Eight Tractor-Trailer Rigs
A fire that burned 8 tractor-trailer rigs might be a little hot next to your neighborhood.
Busy couple of days