Here’s what can happen if a mayor and town council represent the best interest of the people.
Enbridge to replace three tanks
New storage devices to use vapor recovery to improve Dish air quality
Sunday, July 25, 2010
By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
Way to go, Calvin and all the DISH Town Council members.
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This is great! When I talk to people to try and get some help most people say why bother we can't make a difference.
Now I have an example of how perserverance and never taking "no" for an answer can help you accomplish your goals.
Thanks Calvin and the city of Dish
We had the extreme honor of meeting Mayor Tillman last Monday evening in Grand Prairie during our Westchester Town Hall. He is an honorable and courageous man for what he is doing on behalf of so many who don't know what's going on or what the future holds.
Men of honor seem to be few and far between in the front lines of gas drilling in the Barnett Shale.
Mayor Tillman more than makes up for all of them with his charisma and strength of character.
Fabulous – Further proof we can make a difference!!
Good Health to those of Dish.
Vapor Recovery Systems pay for themselves over time. Wet gas or dry gas – they should be STANDARD and yet the TCEQ "Permit By Rule" effectively exempts most drilling sites because of a federally set 25ton annually VOC threshold. Of course in this honor system, the cheap way out is to "say" the drill site is in a "minor source" catagory. If they are not measuring, testing or required to report their emissions, then who knows what they are emitting? What "is" known is that the sheer volume of at least 15,000 Barnett Shale wells "under the radar" violate the spirit of what air quality control regulations were designed for-to protect the public!!! City councils across the nation should come together and write mandates in their gas drilling ordinances because they are being held to uphold the clean air and water act too. The public should only vote for those officials that promise to mandate vapor recovery systems or they are out of office-how do we educate voters that the citizens have the power but only in a unified approach?
Tim Ruggiero says
I'm sure Ed Not Scientist Ireland will be all over this. I can't wait to hear how he spins this one. Last I checked, he wasted no time in posting the false air tests on the BSEEC website declaring the all-clear.
He Ed, if everything is 'OK' then isn't Industry just wasting their money on vapor recovery? C'mon, Ed, we can't wait to hear what you have to say about this one.
Well sites in Booger County have all kinds of equipment on site including dehydrators, seperators, tanks, amine treaters, compressors–all permitted under the PBR BS. All these emissions are additive and accumulative. Hundreds of small ones makes a giant on. All this equipment should be taxed by the local appraisal district. Report them!
The more I learn, the more I want to scream about the way that this whole operation has unfolded. And to think that it may be an economic bubble, too. This only seems to get worse by the day.