Calvin Tillman and I left DFW very early Wednesday morning to attend the Energy Resources Committee Meeting. I got home about 2:00 am this morning.
Around 11:00 pm, we drove by West, Texas the site of the fertilizer explosion. There were still some flames and clouds of think smoke. I’ve never seen so many ambulances.
I thought about HB 2828. The amended version is up for a vote today in the Energy Resources Committee. It’s time to make laws that are MORE protective of people NOT LESS protective!
A reader send me this quote in an email this morning but I don’t have attribution:
“That whole side of town looks like a disaster,” Bill Manolakis said. “Who in their right mind sticks a damn plant next to houses?”
Who in their right mind would put high pressure pipelines, compressor stations and oil and gas wells and facilities next to houses?