We have a slight water shortage in Texas. The worst drought in recorded history.
But there is no shortage of water at the High Point Church in Arlington. They have a great big duck pond full of water that comes from an Arlington fire hydrant. And the pastor says they have some “Super Natural Gas.” You can watch a video and see pictures of the duck pond in PART 1 of the tale of “Fracking with Holy Water” at Westerchester Gasette blog.
When that duck pond–full to the brim of High Point Church’s holy water–started going down, down, down, local residents got suspicious and decided to follow the shiny pipe road. The water flows into the church’s lake from an Arlington city fire hydrant and is then pumped out of the church’s lake by a Chesapeake Energy water pump. Then it makes its way to
Grand Prairie where there is a moratorium on using city water to frack because…see map above another location in Arlington. So the church is acting as some kind of water middle man for a profit? We’re not sure. Weird. Don’t miss PART 2 of Fracking with Holy Water. It’s a nice piece of citizen journalism.
I would like to know what kind of profit that holy Water is bringing.
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Kim Feil says
FRACK THE CHURCHES, they are part of the problem wanting their greedy royalties!!! fIRST mETHODIST cHURCH in Arlington has a devoted member who is also our Councilman Gene Patrick. He prostituted himself the night he did an all out cheer speech to have the rest of council vote with him in getting the Truman well in too small of a space in our poor neighborhood so HIS church could enjoy the royalties. As carma would have it…he’s down probably for the count and I now call him Pacemaker Patrick and I have no remorse in writing this as I believe the BTEX airshed caused him to go down in health prematurely…RIP–NOT!
This is a failure on so many levels. Insofar as what has happened with the shale gas drilling campaign in all of our communities…Abraham Lincoln said this:
“You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.”
It does appear that the Majority bought it hook, line and sinker for at least SOME of the time. So this campaign has many, many victims and surely many more will become ill from it in the future ~ especially if it continues at its current pace. God Help Us. Amen.