From the Mineral Wells Index:
Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Victor Carrillo addressed current issues regarding the regulation of the oil and gas industry Monday afternoon at the Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce 2009 Legislators and Elected Officials Appreciation Luncheon.
Some of the stuff he said is just flat out not true!
“We’ve also seen an increased demand for saltwater disposal wells,” Carrillo said. “We closely monitor those.”
Ahmm…no, you don’t.
Here’s another one:
“The feds are intruding on areas of traditional state sovereignty,” Carrillo said.
The federal government is looking to oversee hydraulic fracturing and add regulation, according to Carrillo. Current chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Henry Waxman opposes hydraulic fracturing and the administration will likely tackle the issue after they deal with health care, Carrillo said.
That would imply that the state oversees hydraulic fracturing. Texas does NOT regulate hydraulic fracturing and Victor Carrillo knows it!
And another regarding fracking regulaton:
“That could devastate the future of Barnett development,” Carrillo said. “That should be a little scary.”
It’s not scary because it’s not true!
Energy Industry Sways Congress With Misleading Data
The study that has received the most publicity  (PDF) is also among the most misleading.
The report, which evaluates the costs of regulations for the oil and gas industry, was written for the Department of Energy by a consulting company also used by the energy industry, Advanced Resources International, or ARI. It contains a table  (PDF) listing seven specific processes it says would be mandated under the proposed federal regulations, and what those processes would cost — a total of $100,505 per well. Among the listed items is “state of the art” fracture imaging, at a per-well average cost of $37,500, and three-dimensional fracture simulation, at a cost of $7,500.
But a footnote reveals that these figures are based on memo sent to a DOE official by another consulting firm in 1999. The report’s author said they haven’t been updated to reflect technological advances or substantial shifts in the drilling business over the last decade. More…
And here’s a really BIG one:
There has not been one known case of groundwater contamination in the state from fracturing, according to Carrillo.
Ahmm, NOT TRUE!
An aquifer is at risk – along with property values, livestock, and dreams – after gas wells move in.
EDIT: this is actually propaganda, which means the lies are repeated over and over and over!
See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in…
to kind of catapult the propaganda.
George W. Bush
May 24, 2005
And it goes on…blah, blah…