Let’s take our kids to the park so they can get outside in the fresh air and play!
Reader submitted photos of Range Resources drilling rig where they are drilling 5 gas wells across the street from a park.
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What's the plan to alert park goers if there's a sour gas leak at any of those wells? Do they have to kill or maim someone to get an emergency plan?
Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths says
Oh, I'm sure that Range Resources has RESPONSIBLY installed gas alarms, right? Or put up warning signs about what to do if someone detects a gas leak? I mean, I'm only guessing here, but it would seem appropriate that a PUBLIC PARK where FAMILIES go would be WARNED by a siren the event of a gas leak…uh…am I assuming TOO much?
It's just like a stop sign or a light. I actually had TxDOT tell me one time as I asked, "Why is there not a stop light at this intersection?" The response I got was "Not enough people have died there yet.". I knew this was the case, I just never expected they would be so blunt about it. I suspect the same thing is true about urban drilling, it will continue until someone buys reform with their lives. Let's hope "THE EVENT" doesn't happen at Rayzor Ranch. It's not my backyard, but I just don't think anyone should have to die to buy reform. I guess that makes me a radical.
These pictures just make me sick. A gas company that is willing to do this near parks, schools, nursing homes, libraries, and people's homes is a greedy, crass, evil entity. But as I learned in Democracy School in a small town in Upstate NY recently, they are within their legal rights to do this. No wonder they don't care.