Benzene was measured at the highest levels since TCEQ installed the permanent monitor that doesn’t quite work right in DISH. Mayor Tillman is not a happy camper. He is fed up industry attacks on GASLAND (and me) in their attempt to deflect their own criminal behavior. Tillman points out how industry would rather spend millions in PR campaign to sway the Oscars but won’t spend a few thousand to keep from harming people’s health.
I thought this nugget from Tillman’s blog post was stunning considering the industry continues to claim hydraulic fracturing has never contaminated any water:
To quote Dr. Al, “stunning!”
Drill for gas, pollute water. There is a FACT for you EID.
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It does not seem like any ground has been gained in the last 2 years.
I feel like a hamster on a wheel and the ride won't be over until I can't breath any longer.
Now Sharon lets be fair TCEQ is just as bad. I can think of 3 problems TCEQ had with facts:
#1 the under reporting of Benzene in Fort Worth. #2 the under reporting of radiation in the water (Houston) #3 The Nuclear waste dump in "far" west Texas and TCEQ team findings of NOT suitable, but passes anyway! Team quits.
Chesapeake has a facility over there, right? Weren't they the ones that threatened Mayor Tillman? I seem to remember something about that. They are the biggest thugs of all.
Isn't threatening a public official a fairly serious crime?
I am so tired of all the Natural Gas Is Grand commercials. The one I just saw on MSNBC touted all the jobs industry provides and how they keep the lights on when the wind farm has a bad day, showing a clip of a barely turning wind turbine. It was a sunny day, but they didn't show any solar panels soaking up the sunshine. If the energy industry had taken all the money they've spent on propaganda the last 30 years and instead invested it in development of alternative energies, as Jimmy Carter advised when he was President, industry and everyone else would be in much better shape now.
Lon Burnam and Wendy Davis need to call a hearing for testimony from the industry about all the epic fails that have happened since the rolling blackouts.
Clearly, there have been massive releases all over the shale, and continue to be, as they clean up from that mess.
This needs to include public health data.