The EPA informs me that they still have about 20 open speaking slots for the hearing tomorrow in Arlington.
That’s pathetic people!
Remember, the industry will turn out en mass to fight these new rules. You need to be there.
Call Ms. Joan Rogers at 919-541-4487 at EPA to select a time slot.
EPA wants to clean up fracking air pollution
They need some help: please speak out at a public meeting near you!
Dear Dear Readers,
EPA recently proposed new rules to reduce air pollution from hydraulically fractured gas wells.
Good news: they’re are a win-win!
|WIN #1:||EPA estimates air pollution reduction of more than 25%|
|WIN #2:||Industry will save about $30 million annually by using technology already used in some states.|
These rules aren’t final – EPA is taking public input on their proposal at public meetings around the country. One of these meetings is next week, and it’s near you.
|WHAT:||EPA Hearing on Proposed Air Pollution Rules for Oil and Natural Gas Drilling|
|WHEN:||Thursday, September 29th
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.-5 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. CT
|WHERE:||Arlington Municipal Building
in the City Council Chambers
101 W. Abram Street
Arlington, TX 76010 (map)
If you care about about clean air and our health which relies on it, please go this meeting. You can be sure the drilling industry will.
It’s really important that we get maximum turnout, as EPA’s ability to follow-through could depend upon the amount of public they receive.
We’ve got quite a bit of info to help you –- talking points/fact sheet -– but the message we hope to send is simple:
- Thank you, this is a good first step.
- Oil & gas production should comply with the same clean air standards as other industries.
- Public health needs to be protected from drilling toxics like benzene and other carcinogens.
- The rule should be even stronger! Why should existing wells get a free pass?
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for our friends and family members who couldn’t make it out, is there a place they can send their comments?
Kim Feil says
I will email what I did not have enough time to tell them that these two local and state laws were not being upheld..
TEX LG. CODE ANN. A§ 253.005 : Texas Statutes – Section 253.005: LEASE OF OIL, GAS, OR MINERAL LAND
“(c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality..”
Texas Administrative Code, Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 101, Subchapter A,
Rule 101.4, Environmental Quality, Nuisance
No person shall discharge from any source whatsoever one or more air contaminants or combinations thereof, in such concentration and of such duration as are or may tend to be injurious to or to adversely affect human health or welfare, animal life, vegetation, or property, or as to interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of animal life, vegetation, or property.