The Range Resources DoodyGate continues. I had to start a new blog category.
Waller said he believes residents overreacted to the spill out of anger over recent air quality tests that found elevated levels of benzene and other harmful chemicals during several stages of the drilling process at the first Rayzor Ranch well.
Waller said the tests, performed for neighbors by Flower Mound-based Wolf Eagle Environmental, were inaccurate and unscientific.
The Railroad Commission “did call by phone, and we did explain to them what the situation was, and they understood the political issues that were going on for all those people to call,” Waller, of Range, said. “But there’s nothing we can do about it except try to deal with the public there.”
You an see my response to the highlighted issues HERE.
This morning Cathy, a resident who lives near the Rayzor Ranch drilling site, called the Texas Railroad Commission in an attempt to clarify exactly how the TRC “understood the political issues.” It seems the TRC does not appreciate Waller putting words in their mouth.
4/27/10 8:30 spoke with Tyler Henderson from the Texas Railroad Commission regarding statements by Range Resources regarding political motivation for reporting spill at Razyor Ranch. Mr. Henderson stated the TRRC is not involved in politics and their main goal is to monitor the well sites.
Mr. Henderson said the statement by Range Resources was misleading and no consideration of politics was given during the time of the investigation at the Range Razyor site. Mr. Henderson stated if I felt the need to pass his statement to others “that would be no problem”
Kudos to Tyler Henderson!
In other DoodyGate news, Justin Devinney from waste water, who called the drilling foreman instead of investigating, will not return calls regarding logs and receipts for waste disposal.