The Wilson County Community Values Association is having a BBQ fundraiser Friday night to help fund their fight to keep an injection well out of their community.
They are citizens organized in an effort to prevent conversion and expansion of a “private” salt-water disposal well to a “commercial” toxic oilfield operations waste disposal site that would process from 4,500 to 15,000 barrels per day at the same site within 150 yards from their homes.
NOTE: Through some skillful political “slight of hand magic” legislation, the chemicals labeled toxic and put into the ground during drilling/fracking are labeled “non-toxic” when they return to the surface and are trucked to these disposal sites.
PRESS RELEASE: Wilson County Community Values Associaion
DATE: June 25, 2012
CONTACT NUMBER: 210-336-5379
WILSON COUNTY GROUP PROTESTS
PERMITTING OF COMMERCIAL TOXIC INJECTIONS SITE
A group of citizens in Wilson County have organized to promote the values of safe water, clean air and soil for quality living and agricultural interests in Wilson County. On behalf of these community values, the WCCVA is protesting the application by GeoMed of Dripping Springs, to the Texas Railroad Commission for a permit to upgrade a private permit to a commercial permit. The application filed with the TRC by Maribel is to process from 4,500 up to 15,000 barrels per day. Fracking operations waste would be trucked in to the site on FM 539 with the entrance located between FM 2772 and Lake Valley Drive.
Citizen concerns center on the potential for toxic spills and runoff into the Cibolo Creek, which is only 0.3 mile below the site. The Cibolo Creek eventually feeds into the Guadalupe River, its estuary and a coastal bay. There is also the potential for casings failures at the site that would cause toxic waste, including benzene, to leak into private water wells and the aquifer. Truck traffic would increase dramatically along the two-lane county road which is regularly travelled by citizens, school buses and commercial traffic from other businesses.
A Barbecue Dinner fundraiser is planned for this Friday, June 29 at the Chamber of Commerce Hall, 12301 Hwy. 87, 78121 in La Vernia just south of San Antonio. A meal of BBQ chicken, sausage, potato salad and beans will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at $7.00 per plate. The town hall meeting begins at 7:00. Information booths with volunteer opportunities included will be present, and a raffle with door prizes will be held. All concerned citizens are urged to attend. For more information call 210-336-5379 or visit the WCCVA on Facebook.
SHORT NOTICE FOR COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS:
BARBECUE CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE DINNER FUNDRAISER. The Wilson County Community Values Association is sponsoring a WCCVA benefit fundraiser from 5:00 to 7:00 PM this Friday, June 29 at the LaVernia Chamber of Commerce Hall, 12301 Hwy. 87, 78121. Dinner is $7.00; drinks are $1.00. A raffle with door prizes is included. An informational town hall meeting will follow at 7:00 PM to update citizens concerned about the permitting of a currently operating private salt water disposal site to a commercial toxic waste disposal site only 0.3 of a mile from Cibolo Creek on FM 539 between FM 2772 and Lake Valley Drive. For more info call 210-336-5379 or check out the WCCVA website.
For more information on injection wells see the latest three part report by ProPublica.