The environmental injustice is stunning!
Chesapeake Energy has no conscious or morality–it’s a rare corporation that does. They exist only to make a profit for their stockholders. That’s why they make inappropriate gestures and outrageous statements like this without seeing anything wrong:
“The Carter Avenue route is the best option” said Texas Midstream spokesman Justin Bond.
It’s not the only route, just the most convenient one to Chesapeake. And that is why we elect officials and pay them with our tax dollars to keep us safe and protect human life against corporate greed. Will they do what we pay them to do?
Chesapeake wants to do what’s never been done before: Pipe highly flammable, corrosive, unordorized, wet gas through a neighborhood. Of course the neighborhood is filled with poor multi-ethnic people.
The only hope left for residents of Carter Ave. is the Fort Worth City Council. Will the council do their job and protect human health and safety.
Here’s a piece of information from a mortgage banker friend that council members might need to consider.
“We have to document that title will insure against our loss if there is a lease in place, regardless of whether there is any surface machinery. The endorsement on the title commitment is T16”
Apparently, people giving up and walking away from their homes is becoming a common practice in the shale.
UPDATE: I left this question on the Star-Telegram article. I want to hear the answer.
Where is the line? At what point are these human, animal and environmental sacrifices to the shale unacceptable? How many shattered lives are too many? There must be some formula that says:X cubic ft. ga$ – X expendable lives = acceptable sacrifices
This is a moral question: Where is the line?
Update: Chesapeake CEO unconcerned about backlash against natural gas production The man has absolutely no remorse for those harmed. To him, everything is about money but there will come a point when human health and safety will override human guilt.