I just watched a tape of the latest Flower Mound meeting where the mayor spoke as a citizen. (Click HERE and it’s about 10 minutes in during the public participation) She was challenging Tom Haden about what was in the jars he brought to the last meeting. (He brought two jars, one contained what he called “frack fluid” the other was recycled drilling waste. I don’t know if it was recycled flow back or produced water.)
The mayor said her understanding is that frack fluid is the mixture of chemicals that are injected down the drilling hole. Then she said what comes back is produced water.
Please Mayor, read this: Well plan injects pressure into wastewater dispute
During fracking an undetermined amount, somewhere between 10% and 30% according to some in industry, of the frack fluid comes back up the hole and that is called “flow back.”
Produced water is what industry calls “saltwater” that is in the formation and comes up along with the gas. Produced water may also contain flow back/frack chemicals and hydrocarbons from the formation.
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It's ok, her husband played the "Christian Card" at the meeting, as if 80% of the people who are angry with her are not Christian or Republican. Of course she would know this, if she ever listened to one of them. For all of you out there wondering, yes, you can be opposed to urban drilling AND still be a Republican and even a Christian. In fact, showing that you care about EVERYONE who this might affect without asking their political or religious beliefs, makes you an even better one and if you can love Aubrey Mcclendon too, then you are the BEST one around.
Jody was posing the question/request based on constituent inquires to her. Whether she understand the details of drilling or not isn't as important as she getting the issue out for action. I've heard more opponents that either have a complete misunderstanding of the industry, or as I believe the case to be with a select few, misrepresent data for the purpose of inciting fear. The industry can be complex to understand so I agree, anyone with any concern should educate themselves as much as possible. Any industry needs pressure to keep them on the up and up as I'm sure we can all agree, where they're money to be made, especially big money, there's opportunity for corruption and short cuts.
As far as Steve playing the "Christian card" are you referring to him addressing the Council after Jody, which had nothing to do with drilling of anything.
Most all of the negative comments toward Jody and/or Steve (I assume he's dragged in because he's Jody's husband) are by people who don't know them and what kind of people they are. Most don't even have a clue what Jody has been doing for the Town for nearly 20 years. It's worth getting to know her/them.