Okay, Dear Readers, you know the drill: ACT SHOCKED.
Here is the make-up of the Texas Railroad Commission Eagle Ford Task Force (I am totally ripping the below off from an email I received from an EFS group leader.):
Commissioner Porter has formed the Eagle Ford Task Force, and has named 22 people to serve on it. I did a quick tally and of the 22:
- 13 are industry
- 7 government
- 1 private mineral rights owner (huge, from Laredo)
- 1 environmental group (the treasurer of a sierra club chapter in Corpus Christi, for crying out loud – not even in the Eagle Ford Shale!)
This task force has:
no environmental scientistsTeresa Carrillo is a biologist, with experience in contaminants research, the US Fish&Wildlife Service, and the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation as the executive director.
- no public health experts
- no academics
- no public interest groups based in, or at least studying, the Eagle Ford Shale
- no concerned citizens group.
The majority of the people on this task force are financially vested in this activity. Who will speak for the people? Who will speak for the public interest? Where are the voices of those scientists and experts who are studying what impact this activity will have on our natural resources and public health?
Here is an article in the San Antonio paper.
This quote from Porter is really funny:
The biggest problem in North Texas, he said, was a lack of communication among communities, landowners and drilling companies.
So it/s not all the spills, the eminent domain, the emissions that make your nose bleed and cause you to barf, the trucks that run over your dogs and run you off the road, the noise and all the other stuff. Nope that’s not the problem. The problem is communication. <-laugh now->
Remember, this is the regulatory agency whose chairman said…
“Prevention of waste – that means you cannot leave it in the ground if it can come up.”
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Don Young says
Looks like Eagle Ford used the Mike Moncrief, FW Gas Drilling Task Force as a template. The Barnett map I sent out yesterday could also be overlaid to get an approximate idea of what is coming the EF.
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This ought to be quite humerous! The RRC in action to help citizens, ha, ha. etc.
Mike H. says
Look, a technology manager from Halliburton Corp., that company was so key to fracking, and that company made the Coca Cola can’t be forced to disclose their formula, so we won’t disclose claims.
Trouble coming out of the gate.
Tim Ruggiero says
I won’t argue the point of having Industry share their double super secret formula-but even Coca Cola, the Colonel, and everyone else with a ‘secret recipe’ openly shares the INGREDIENTS, right there on the package.
FM Watchdog says
>>The biggest problem in North Texas, he said, was a lack of >>communication among communities, landowners and drilling >>companies.
buhahahahahahaah. Good one. No, they communicated fine. Threats, and the good old “”Sign or we’ll take your minerals anyways.””
Mike H. says
I just found this old “Dilbert”, and it seems to fit this:
That Dilbert is spot on.
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