If this looks familiar, it’s because it is.
From TCEQ testing at the Ruggiero’s.
From the conclusion of the report:
Continuous operations of three diesel engines greater than 400 horsepower at this site resulted in significant emissions of nitrogen oxides. An estimate of maximum nitrogen oxide concentration over one hour on the complaintant’s property was predicted using SCREEN3, an air dispersion model, to be 380 parts per billion. The current National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide is 53 parts per billion averaged over one year. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a standard of 80 to 100 parts per billion nitrogen dioxide averaged over one hour. Aruba should consider using nitrogen oxide controls on its diesel engines in situations where potential off-site impacts are high.
The TCEQ inspector was meticulous in his reporting which reminds us that there are people in the trenches who go to work each day, care and try to do a good job.
I think I’ll send this to my contact at the EPA.
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Tim Ruggiero says
Aruba Petroleum hired a PR Firm called Sunwest. This is what they paid Sunwest to come up with as a response: "We believe our emissions are at a level protective of human health." Sincerely, Larry Boy Poston, President of Aruba Petroleum.
We did not hire a PR Firm, and this is what we came up with: "We believe you're full of shit."
How brilliant! How could you come up with the notion that an oil company is lying? It's the first I've ever heard of that, Ha. Why, it's SOP, Standard Operating Procedure. If their lips are moving they are lying. Always.
Maybe Mr Poston meant to say We believe our emissions are at a level protective of human health if you live on Mars!
Please let me know inspectors name so I can ask for him next time I have to call. I seem to keep getting someone name Bozo everytime the TCEQ shows up to investigate my complaints.
Guess who's gas well drilling ordinances the city of Denton is using to model it's new drilling ordinances after? Flower Mound and Corinth! I guess someone forgot to tell them Flower Mound and Corinth have drilling moratoriums in place until they can replace their outdated drilling ordinances.
Hang in there scubawithdogs, the Flower Mound ordinance is going to be a lot tougher, very soon. Fortunately, it will be public record, for every municipality who wishes to follow. Note to politicians: NOT following FM's lead may lead to your removal. Either way is fine with us, do as the voters say, or we will find new politicians, correct that, true citizen servants, who will enact what we ask.
I love Flower Mound!