Can you say smoke and mirrors?
Geren made clear that his involvement in the letter doesn’t mean he is siding with the environmentalists in the shale drilling debate or that he supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent efforts to take over regulation of the state’s air quality.
“I think the EPA is full of crap, and I want to install the monitors, monitor our air and figure out all the problems and address them,” Geren said. “The only way we’re going to know if we’re screwing our air up is to go and test it.”
We already know we are screwing up our air! Barnett Shale toxic emissions are in our air. These emissions are making people sick! We need immediate emission controls to stop the emissions thereby protecting public health and maximizing profits.
NOTHING LESS IS ACCEPTABLE.
They will put these monitors in locations away from the offending facilities. Then, when the monitors do detect high levels of toxins, they will say it’s from some other source. This has happened in DISH and Flower Mound. The TCEQ has no intention of taking any substantial action to protect the public.
Keep the damn emissions in the damn pipes!