Railroad Commission Chairman Victor Carillo told natural gas operators to inspect their systems and fix any leaks to protect themselves against an “environment of heightened awareness and often false accusations.”
Go ahead, Big Gas, fix those leaks that you are falsely accused of having so you can protect yourselves against those lunatic citizens who think they have to breathe.
“I’m urging operators to get out there and make sure they double check their operations. If a valve is leaking, fix it; if a thief hatch is open, close it. Don’t wait for us to come inspect the facility and require you to fix the problem,” Carillo said
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Mike H. says
I guess those leaks in the Rancho Los Malulos are not dangerous. But, I wouldn't want to drink or breathe around there.
I sure like the way that the LAPDOG talks to the O&G operators!! Kind of humerous!
Cliff Notes version…Carillo dismisses health concerns from an elected official, trashes the company that disovered them, then later issues a memo and tells the operators to fix all of the benzene leaks.
This is something straight out of the "Godfather" or the "Sopranos" where the corrupt police and government officials call up their criminal friends to warn them of "heat" coming their way and advise them on how to fix the problem/s in focus. Let's send Mr. Carrillo on a long vacation to NJ after the next election in November–don't forgedaboutid, y'all.
Elizabeth Burns says
It's really funny. I think it indicates that the RRC is starting to have some fear.