A conversation was overheard at a University of Texas at Arlington infomercial panel on fracking:
Sharon can’t get anything going in the Eagle Ford Shale because people down there are too excited.
Fracking the shale started in my backyard in the Barnett Shale and that’s where the first complaints were seen. When other shale plays started across the country and globe, people were told “lessons were learned in the Barnett” so the same mistakes wouldn’t be repeated. Or they were told the geology is completely different as if that makes the same processes used in each formation different, safer, cleaner. It doesn’t.
The same complaints have echoed across the country and globe. Fracking for shale oil and gas is a dirty, pollutive process that uses toxic, carcinogenic and endocrine disruptor chemicals. The industry cuts corners to increase their bottom line and risks our health, safety, air, water and soil. It’s the same everywhere and it’s the same in the Eagle Ford Shale. I can’t keep up with all the complaints and problems.
When fracking comes to town, the complaints are not far behind.
Caller.com: Neighbors concerned about proposed oil field waste processing site near Orange Grove
By Mark Collette
Posted April 2, 2013
Dozens of neighbors and owners of a farm that supplies vegetables to the local farmers’ market are concerned about a “multimillion-dollar oil field waste processing site about a half mile” away.
“If it stinks, you pretty well know it’s toxic,” Cora Chisholm said.
Drilling creates 1.2 barrels of solid waste that is toxic, radioactive and laced with heavy metals. And that doesn’t imclude the massive amounts of liquid waste. As the article points out, and as I have said many times: all that waste has to go someplace. If you don’t want to deal with toxic waste in your backyard, start pushing our government toward clean energy and stop supporting the dirty fossil fuel industry.
KENS5 Texas town fighting to survive waste from Eagle Ford Shale
by Joe Conger
February 22, 2012
Oil field waste dump in Zapata County canceled
By John MacCormack
February 18, 2012
Caller.com Oil field waste pit shut down in Jim Wells County
By Mark Collette
Posted March 6, 2013
Cash for Road Repair in Shale Areas Proves Elusive
April 28, 2013
by: Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune
‘Things Could Get Ugly’: Fracking Set to Escalate US Water Wars
Nearly half of fracking happens in places short on water
Jacob Chamberlain, Published on Friday, May 3, 2013
Have you had enough yet?