Dear Readers, I only have a moment to give you a tiny glimpse of what happens daily in the gas patch.
Earlier in the week I told you that Ponder residents are getting a new neighbor. Devon is drilling several wells 200 feet from some homes in a neighborhood. Now, Devon knows better than this but, like all bullies, they won’t stop until someone makes them. Unfortunately, someone was asleep at the wheel and failed to pass drilling ordinances for Ponder.
I have been very busy talking to the Ponder residents who are having a hard time believing that this heavy industry can move next to them and ruin their health and property value.
First thing this morning, I learned that the Argyle and Bartonville citizens were treated to some sound effects and clouds of fumes coming from Williams’ gas processing plant that is in their neighborhood. “It sounded like a jet engine.” That’s probably some kind of pressure release and it was releasing something that made everybody sick.
Like always, there was no one to call because they don’t post an emergency number. Who wants to wake up that early with bad news, right? Also, like always, the TCEQ didn’t show up for hours and hours. One mother had to gather up her children who were getting sick and leave the area. Before she left, she called the sheriff who had to climb the fence and find an emergency shut off. Our tax dollars at work since the Big Gas Mafia can’t afford an emergency crew.
Another beautiful day in the gas patch.
I’m off very early in the morning to visit the folks in the Eagle Ford Shale.