It’s no surprise to anyone that there is a lot of air pollution in Arlington. Fracking and drilling there is endless
Citizen Empowerment Project documents fracking air pollution in Arlington, Texas
Last November, I had a couple of hours and wanted to help citizens document air pollution in Arlington. Earthworks has a FLIR camera we use in our Citizen Empowerment Project. If there are any citizens in the fracking sacrifice zone who need empowerment, it’s Arlington.
This first video was taken at Chesapeake Energy’s Fulson site. All kinds of hell and fracking air pollution has happened here through the years. Now the residents are stuck with the inevitable line compressor that spews volatile organic compounds and formaldehyde endlessly. This magnifies the ozone and overall air pollution in Arlington. Note all the homes on the map that surround this facility.
UPDATE: For more information on the Fluson site see Fish Creek Monitor.
The next site, DFW Midstream Bulldog Compressor Station, was truly horrible! We were not downwind but we could still smell a strong odor that caused burning eyes and a headache. My throat swelled and ached. You’ll see why when you watch this video. Please note all the homes nearby and note that the air pollution is traveling quite a distance.
Because we detected odors, the resident with me filed a complaint about this release with the TCEQ. The investigation is ongoing.
Now that Dallas is in ‘SEVERE’ non-attainment for ozone, it’s important for city governments to take steps to protect public health. Requiring emission control devices on all oil and gas facilities would help.