This morning I drove out to Argyle to check on the protesters and take them some donuts. There were about 25 to 30 people, mostly moms, scattered out on Frenchtown Rd. and Jeter. Some of them brought dogs that wore signs about their cancers (11 dogs in the neighborhood have cancer). Some moms had to make the school drop-off before they came to the protest.
The funny thing: Initially, the protesters were standing in the driveway blocking entry and about 8 trucks were backed up. Then the Sheriff came and told them they couldn’t block the trucks. But, when the Sheriff came, several of the trucks turned around and high-tailed it out of there. It seems very few of the workers speak English. Heh! They were calling us names in Spanish. Little did they know that one protester is bilingual.
The Williams PR guy showed up and informed us that he is “community outreach.” He was clearly put out with the protest. I guess this sort of thing reflects poorly on his “outreach” skills.
All Williams needs to do is recycle onsite like they do in other states. Then they wouldn’t have to ruin these families health, safety and property values. Drillers in Texas won’t use best practices because it’s not mandated and until it’s mandated they won’t do the right thing.
I’ll have pictures up later.