These handwritten notes, obtained through open records request, pertain to TCEQ’s Barnett Shale Phase IV air monitoring.
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Marked in red below, the writer acknowledges that emissions might be bad enough and dangerous enough to require use of a respirator. However, if you need to wear a respirator, be sure media doesn’t see it because we wouldn’t want the citizens thinking there might be some toxic air coming from Barnett Shale gas wells.
“You wouldn’t want to think this, but maybe they don’t want to find anything in populated area,” said DISH Mayor Calvin Tillman. WFAA
Please note: BENZENE IS NOT THE ONLY TOXIN OF CONCERN!!! Wash, rinse, repeat.
I want to be fair, and get it right. Of course it could mean just the opposite. Too bad we have no faith on our regulators.