Heads up Dear Readers! Tomorrow the BSEEC will issue one of their press releases (This time, let’s hope they don’t try any metaphors.) proclaiming the air in Fort Worth and Arlington safe from drilling toxics according to their industry supported and industry conducted air quality study.
What they may not tell you is this:
- The company in charge of the “testing,” Titan Engineering, is a favorite of Chesapeake Energy (CHK) and a company that works exclusively for industry.
- The drillers all got fair warning before the “testing” occurred.
- Industry tried this last January in a closed door meeting with the City, the top producers, BSEEC’s Ed Ireland and Titan. The public found out and rejected the plan but, here we are anyway.
Here’s the S-T article: Air quality around Barnett Shale wells is fine, industry-funded study finds