After an unfortunate and embarrassing Hindenburg metaphor, Ed Ireland who is NOT a scientist, and the BSEEC, intentionally tried to deceive Barnett Shale residents by comparing short-term benzene exposure to long-term. Is there anyone out there who needs more proof that Ed Ireland and the BSEEC are simply the propaganda arm of the Barnett Shale operators?
Seriously? Anyone? Well, just in case, here ya go:
In a letter dated June 1, 2010, to Brian Boerner, Director, Environmental Management Department, City of Fort Worth, John Sadlier, Deputy Director, Office of Compliance and Enforcement, TCEQ, explains long-term Air Monitoring Comparison Value (AMCV).
As we have discussed in the past, in your consideration of these numbers, please be advised that it is both scientifically inaccurate and ill-advised to compare short-term air sample to long-term air monitoring comparison value (AMCV). the long-term AMCV for benzene is 1.4 ppbv. The samples we are discussing in this letter are short-term samples, so they should be compared to the short-term AMCV of 180 ppbv, and they are less than 4% of that value. Long-term values should only be used in conjunction with monitoring data averaged over a full year or more, such as a year’s worth of hourly data received from the Automatic Gas Chromatograph monitor at Meacham Field.
Someone please explain to me how the BSEEC can maintain a non-profit status. BSEEC is nothing by a propaganda arm for the industry that is supported by the industry.
Seriously, this kind of deception is not funny. Some people actually believe that the BSEEC is truly providing education. Long ago, PARCHED author, Kathy Chruscielskis (Krush-shell-ski), and I busted the BSEEC’s Barnett Shale Myths. I’m thinking we need to update that.
I guess I need to breakdown my resistance and make a label for BSEEC.