I got in late last night and heard that the Bartonville Town Council refused to rubber stamp the Gulftex hydraulic fracturing permit. Congratulations Bartonville!
They said their job was protecting the community and that people were experiencing too many health effects from the existing drilling operations. (or something similar)
Watch for a post on the Argyle – Bartonville Communities Alliance blog with the details.
I also heard Mr. Good Guy got caught in a tangled web of lies.
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Congratulations Bartonville! This still does not correct the current conditions, but at least is a step to keep further operations off my neighbors, they have FAR TOO MANY DANGERS to their health and homes already. Maybe Mr. Good Guy can go console himself on his yacht at Grapevine Lake. We can only pray that his eyes are opened to the pain he has helped create and work to help and make amends to the many people he has wronged.
The meeting brought tears to my eyes on 2 occasions, listening to runner Susan about my medical problems(now they belong to everyone in the community, it's not just me anymore), and when I shook the Mayor's hand to thank him. I ran around to everyone and said "thank you, thank you, thank you" with tears in my eyes.
Mr Good Guy was cocky, and felt too confident, and it felt really good too see them, Gulftex, have to leave with no permit. After all like he said, "we're ready and prepped to go on OUR date the 30th to the 2nd." Maybe next time you should wait until you actually have the permit, gashole.
And they got caught in 3 lies, one was how many citations they had, he said two, and there were 14. Someone made the comment, maybe they meant 2 days of citations.
The clear cut point of this is that Mr Good Guys (GULFTEX) integrity is down the well at 8000 feet and full of toxic frac materials.
Another lie was when he said cement casings don't fail. I wanted to stand up and scream, "Maybe you remember the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico."
I was concerned that there may be an old fashion good ol' boy cowboy shoot out.
We have to watch out, they may not use 2-BE next time but they may decide to use dimethyl disulphide, or something equally or more toxic.