From The Shorthorn
How do you defend the indefensible? Sandra DenBraber has toxic compounds in her blood that match air testing from the Carrizo natural gas extraction facility that is only 600′ from her home. What possible defense could there be for that?
Carrizo’s answer is to throw money at the problem.
And it seems to be working according to UTA university spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan.
NEWS FLASH: When there are videos showing fugitive emissions unchecked and when the toxic compounds from your product end up in residents’ blood, anyone who says Carrizo has shown “an unwavering commitment to the responsible development of the university’s natural gas resources” is nothing but a shill. Is that the kind of reasoning and logic they teach at UTA? UTA needs to get a clue and take an ethical position on this. Their response is reprehensible!
At least THIS EDITORIAL in The Shorthorn has a different idea.
As a company that provides the drilling service that provides gas to Texas residents, it is their responsibility to ensure they are not endangering the families or students near their wells.
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UTA–just another one of the several OIL SOAKED universities in Texas!
Tim Ruggiero says
Perhaps instead of 'defending iteself', Carrizzo ought to fix their crap. Instead, they'll spend piles of money on high priced attorneys to drag this out as long as possible and continue to behave as they have in the past. "if the site does have harmful emissions" IF? How many times does this have to be done and documented?
And the testing- who is doing the testing? I'll bet it's not an independent environmental firm.Probably TCEQ, and we all know the political spin that will be attached to that.
Right on Tim. The TCEQ is just one of the several taxpayer funded "pawns" used by the industrial polluters in Tx.
I've worked in the oil and gas industry for nearly 10 years. I work outside around all the stuff yall complain about. There is no chance that anything harmful comes from all the pollution. That directly affects you is what I mean. It is scare tactics used by activist to help fight their beliefs.
My lungs,blood and body is perfectly healthy and I'm in direct contact with everything mentioned. So everyone just chill. Dont be scared of something just because you dont understand it. Drilling has far more benefits than risks.