So you own land in Texas and want to make money without planting a seed. Here is a step by step, sure way to get rich with the help of the TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION! Yes, you did read the “TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION”.
STEP 1: Call Kevin Howerton, with XTO ENERGY in Ft. Worth, Tx. (817-228-0762) He will get with you to explain how he can help you start a “LANDFARMING BUSINESS”. When the Gas Companies drill their wells, they produce a lot of hazardous drilling fluids, cuttings & chemicals from Fracing the Wells, millions of gallons. They have to dispose of it in a LANDFARM, somewhere off the lease.
STEP 2: Kevin & XTO Energy will pay you approximately $1,200 per acre for your land as a lease. They will take care of all the State regulations. Kevin will submit MINOR PERMIT APPLICATIONS to Carl Gardner, District Engineer, District 5, Kilgore, Tx. with the TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION. A MINOR PERMIT (State Wide Rule 8) is issued for small quantities of waste. A COMMERCIAL OR CENTRALIZED PERMIT is required if the LANDFARM ACCEPTS WASTE FROM MORE THAN ONE DRILLING SITE OR COMPAINIES, OR FOR WASTE TO BE STORED BY ONE COMPANY IN A CENTRAL OFF-LEASE LOCATION. By issuing a MINOR PERMIT, a plat is drawn on as many acres as needed and divided into CELLS, with the name of the well and county where it is located. EXAMPLE: 100 aces divided by 3 acres = 33 MINOR PERMITS. 100 acres x $1,200 per acre = $120.000.00. Not bad for not planting a seed!!
STEP 3: After the permits are issued, usually the same day as submitted by email, you can then NEGIOATE with Kevin and XTO for additional services, such as you can do the landfarming yourself. You can be paid by the TRUCK LOAD DELIVERED. No one checks to see if the rules are being followed. The TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION AMITS THAT IT HAS NEVER DONE ANY ON SITE SOIL TEST FOR NORM RADIATION, OR UNSAFE CHEMICAL THAT MIGHT POLLUTE THE AIR OR WATER. They don’t have to NOTIFY your neighbors, because it is not required under SWR 8. It is ALL LEGAL under the Texas Railroad Commission. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has no jurisdiction over the Railroad Commission!
STEP 4: Just sit back and start collecting your money. XTO Energy sells to CHESAPEAKE OIL, DEVON ENERGY, CARRIZO OIL and other drilling companies, the right to dump their HAZARDOUS WASTE ON XTO’S PERMITS.
One small addition:
Step 5: Save some of that $120,000.00 because every taxpayer in Texas will end up paying for all the consequences from this reckless endangerment of human health and safety.
PS: Step 2: certainly seems illegal to me, but at the least, the TRC is enabling industry to follow the path of least resistance while sacrificing human health and safety.
Step 3: That’s just plain stupid and reckless.
Step 5: That’s nothing new. In the US and particularly in Texas, industry profits while taxpayers pay.