Asked to clarify his comments on Wednesday, Grawe told CBS 11 News that he could not say anything about that meeting. The Denton Police Department and the city manager’s office both said they were unaware of any issues with civil disobedience or residents being on a watch list.
Cathy McMullen, who works with a drilling awareness group in the city, said that she thinks there may be some truth to the statement, but believes that it was meant to intimidate. “You have to know they would use any means that they needed to try and control you or watch a conversation or intimidate you,” she said.
A petroleum engineer had some questions about the foaming gas well:
in the news program it is mentioned that ‘firefighters tested the bubbles to see if they were toxic’
my question: what test did the firefighters perform on these bubbles? and what is a firefighter’s idea of toxicity? and why didn’t the regulatory agency that governs Oil and Gas exploration do some testing?
or god forbid, someone marches out to the camera with a MSDS and shows folks what type of ‘industrial soap’ aka surfactant.
This is more of the industry’s Psychological Warfare against the American public.
Last night there was a candlelight vigil for the Vintage and Bonnie Brea neighborhoods that are about to get fracked by EagleRidge Energy. This vigil attended by teachers, retirees, children, families and students was held outside before the city council meeting. RT TV is in North Texas this week reporting on fracking in Texas so they were there to capture it on video.
This news segment is titled: Fracking protest in Denton, Texas
Remember my blog post referencing comments made by Mark Grawe, Chief Operating Officer at EagleRidge Energy (EagleRidge), Denton, Texas that indicated residents who object to his company’s reckless operations way too close to their homes, schools and parks are terrorists worthy of inclusion on the Department of Homeland Security’s watch list.
Here is the audio recording of Grawe’s comments. Link fixed so tape will play when clicked.
I have a few questions for the Department of Homeland Security regarding this terrorist watch list that:
- How does someone like Grawe find out who is on your watch list and can I find out the same information?
- How did Grawe know that a very small, close group was planning this action?
- Are we under some kind of surveillance where our phones are tapped and our email compromised?
I think you can see that there is no threat from any of the people involved in the “protest.”
Thank you RT for covering our fracking nightmare.
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