EOG wants to be sure you know that they did not make this policy change to stop digging sludge pits and burying them in Montague County simply because a bunch of Lutheran farmers and ranchers got fed up with their abuse. No, this policy change has nothing to do with that or the WFAA news report. The timing is pure coincidence.
Tonight, Calvin Tillman, Tim Ruggiero and I attended another meeting in Montague and it was a packed house. These pictures were taken before they added several more rows of chairs. When the meeting started, there were no empty chairs so some folks stood or sat on tables. I’m not good a estimating crowd numbers but I would say about 150 – 175. And there were high school students in attendance! That’s impressive!
Calvin Tillman warned them about SB 875 which will remove any chance you have for recourse against drilling pollution. CLICK HERE for an easy action that will send a message to the committee members letting them know you are against SB 875. Your state senator, Craig Estes, is the vice chair of that committee so he needs to hear from you.
I saw some photos tonight that were truly stunning. I hope I get to share them with you.
What’s the big deal about pits?
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The Bowie News reported approximately 105 people attended so you are off in your estimate. Also the problem has been resolved.
Note the APPROXIMATELY before the number so maybe I'm not that far off. At any rate, there were a lot of people and I didn't count any who were happy with the operations of the operators.
The problem has not really been resolved. EOG agreed to stop burying pits but they refused to fix the mess they have already created.
I have some pictures that you are going to hate for the world to see.