Texas OGAP sent a letter to Mark Vickery today. Another letter… There is a blog post on EARTHblog that explains everything.
click HERE to read the rest.
98% of the time, when you call in with an odor complaint, TCEQ finds no violation, even when 40% of the time you tell them the odors are making you sick with ailments ranging from headaches, vomiting and burning eyes to heart palpitations, dizziness and breathing difficulties.
At Texas OGAP, we don’t think that’s good enough! In fact, we think that stinks! We think the TCEQ 12-hour odor response is broken and we want them to fix it so it is more protective of public health.
That is why we are hosting a Help Fix the TCEQ’s Stinky 12-hour Odor Response System public meeting where you will get to speak for 3 minutes about your experience with their response and give your suggestions for how to make it work better.
DISH, Texas Town Hall
5413 Tim Donald Road
DISH, Texas 76247 MAP
October 13, 2010, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
TCEQ – they said no but we think they might change their mind.
Wilma Subra – Confirmed
EPA – Probable
More information coming.
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It is a waste of time to deal with the WCEQ! They are worthless for the ordinary citizen who lives on the land. Deal with them for entertainment ONLY! Expect NO HELP!
I know. This should be entertaining. But, Bill White is closing in on Good Hair so they might have to start paying attention.
Tim Ruggiero says
I actually give the TCEQ a lot of credit for documentation-we have received plenty of reports and FLIR videos from them. The Investigators that come out are actually, for the most part, very helpful, considerate and empathize. It's the suits in Austin-and one certain regional dude that are a waste of time.
I agree! The individual investigators are very good for the most part and they seem to really want to help.
Tim above. YOu are correct. Lots of data and info is available from the WCEQ–but, they never shut anyone down or fine anyone! Just go get more data and info, review it and file it. Worthless.
That's true but at lease we are better informed about all the ways we are getting poisoned.
Maybe we can get Sarah Bagheri to speak on the new pitful change the TCEQ has proposed.
Tim Ruggiero says
According to the Air Force's Survival School: One can live 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water and 3 weeks without food-but only 3 seconds without HOPE.
The TCEQ hasn't really been on our side, if they ever were. That doesn't mean they aren't actually helping our-or at least my-cause. I have piles of documentation I have acquired from them ,which bolsters my case. The fact the TCEQ has done very little is irrelevant. Tony Walker just said that the TCEQ doesn't have the authority to shut down a well-but can work with the AG to do so. I have no doubt Mr. Abbott will not help me, but I want nothing more than for it to be on the record that he thinks what's going on out here is OK with him. I remain HOPEFUL change is on the horizon.