Thank you to the FWLN for this opportunity to hear two superstars speak about the health risks associated with life in the gas patch.
Public Meeting: Dr. Theo Colborn & Wilma Subra in Ft. Worth
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Fort Worth Firefighters Hall
3855 Tulsa Way
Fort Worth,TX 76107
Ft. Worth League of Neighborhoods will be hosting a public meeting featuring Wilma Subra, a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award winning chemist and Dr. Theo Colborn, internationally known Environmental Scientist known for her work on the health effects of fracking chemicals.
Topics to be covered will include:
Seating will be limited so come early.
Bio’s in alphabetical order:
Dr. Theo Colborn
Environmental health analyst
B.S. in pharmacy from Rutgers University,
M.A. in fresh water ecology from Western State College of Colorado,
PhD in zoology, with distributed minors in epidemiology, toxicology, and water chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Field and laboratory research: mobilization of low levels of toxic trace metals in high altitude streams in Colorado.
Fellowship from the US Congress, Office of Technology Assessment
Established and ran the Wildlife and Contaminants Program at World Wildlife Fund until 2002.
Served on the EPA Science Advisory Board and several EPA panels; on a Canada/US International Joint Commission Health Committee since 1989; advised
Environment Canada, Health Canada, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US Department of the Interior,
Advised similar government agencies in Europe, the UK, and Japan. Published in scientific journals and books on the effects of low level and/or ambient exposure to toxic chemicals called endocrine disruptors which has triggered action at the state, national, and international level to improve the protocols for testing chemicals when determining their safety.
Environmental Scientist, Chemist
Served seven year term as Vice-Chair of the Environmental Protection Agency National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT)
National Advisory Committee of the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) where she served as a member of the Cumulative Risk and Impacts Working Group of the NEJAC Council
Chaired the NEJAC Gulf Coast Hurricanes Work Group.
She is an EARTHWORKS board member and a Texas Oil & Gas Accountability Project Steering Committee member.
Mrs. Subra holds degrees in Microbiology/Chemistry from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
Received the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Award from the MacArthur Foundation for helping ordinary citizens understand, cope with and combat environmental issues in their communities.
One of three finalists in the Environmental Category of the 2004 Volvo for Life Award.
Oh yeah, Titan Engineering and Ed Ireland’s toxicologist will also be there.
About Sharon Wilson
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Brown Bess says
Please tell me this is being videotaped?
Yes! Of course
Tim Ruggiero says
In all fairness, you should list all of Ed Not Scientist Ireland's qualifications as well as whatever paid liar from Titan Tall Tales Engineering will be speaking. Okay, here, I'll save you the trouble:
Ed Not Scientist Ireland: Worked and studied very, very hard to finally obtain his Doctorate in Economics. Ed knows a lot shit about the economy. Gas well drilling operations: Ed Not Scientist Ireland has worked and studied very, very hard to memorize all the bullshit his fully funded by Industry website BSEEC puts out. Not Scientist has zero personal experience in the field and can his only knowledge comes off of the script given to him.
Titan Lies and Engineering does ALL of their work for Industry, so their future billing opportunities and subsequent future business is entirely predicated on producing the information that Industry wants, careful not to use any actual facts or or data.
You forgot Ed's gig with Enron.
Faith Chatham... says
Ed had the gall to write to Kim Feil in response to her question about how many storage tanks were in the pad site at UTA:
I will have to do some research on your question about the UTA site so let me focus on your question about condensate. The natural gas wells in Arlington and most of Fort Worth only produce dry natural gas meaning that there are no liquids or condensate being produced. The natural gas is not stored on site or anywhere around here. The natural gas goes directly into a pipeline where it is transported to consumers. Much of the natural gas produced in Fort Worth and Arlington is so pure that it goes directly into households where it is used for cooking and heating. Very little natural gas goes into storage and most of the storage in the United States is in salt dome caverns in south Texas and south Louisiana. There are no storage facilities in the Barnett Shale. Natural gas is only liquefied in ships for transportation overseas but that is very rare in the U.S. Some LNG is imported on the east coast but very little since most of our demand can be satisfied with domestically produced gas.
I hope this helps.
Ed Ireland, Ph. D.
Barnett Shale Energy Education Council
777 Taylor St., Suite 900
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Tim Ruggiero says
If there is no condensate, why the need for condensate tanks? Produced water? I have in my grubby little hands, a letter from Aruba Petroleum Larry Poston to the TCEQ describing the purpose of the four condensate tanaks on our property- two are used for produced water, and the other two are used for condensate. We have DRY gas. The two tanks that are used for condensate are easily identified by the condensate stains from overflow, and the large puddles of condensate collecting around the base.
It's due to the geology Ellenburger below Barnett in Tarrent, Viola under wise and Denton. Southern wells make more water and little to no oil. Northern wells make less water and more oil. Just FYI the term dry gas means no oil not no water. The Barnett is not uniform in terms of thickness or depth north (500-700') to south (150-250') If you are able to Frac the Barnett without fracing into the ellenburger you produce almost purely gas with little to no water in the south. On southern wells you stay in the very top of the Barnett, smaller fracs, and orientate perforation guns. In the north you just drill in the bottom of the Barnett and Frac hell out of it. Due to the viola being between Barnett and ellenburger. In case any one cares.
Tim Ruggiero says
Im not sure anyone cares about what the tanks hold, the difference between dry and wet gas anymore they care about sweet and sour gas. I know I don't. I do know that these tanks leak whatever carcinogenic Shit is being stored and pumped into them, and through sloppy who gives a damn its not on my property workmanship, the pipe fittings all leak and emit gases into the air around our homes. Much like what comes out of Ireland's mouth most of the time.
So pure, goes directly into home use. I don't believe that, although some may go to gas powered plants, not many regulations there. For other use, what about acid gas, like CO2 and H2S that must be removed to prevent corrosion and reduced BTU content? Lots of gas processing plants around the Barnett shale area.