Notice from Save the Trinity Aquifer:
SAVE THE TRINITY AQUIFER
July 10, 2012
To friends of the Trinity Aquifer:
EOG Resources and the TCEQ surprised us with a six day notice of a public meeting focused on the EOG sand mine in northwest Cooke County.
Many aspects of the EOG Sand Processing Plant concern citizens of North Texas. Those include aquifer depletion, truck traffic, road damage and the cumulative effects of a high volume release of silica from two areas: 1) From the sand processing plant and, 2) From the unearthing of the silica over more than a thousand acres.
Tomorrow evening at 7 PM, the TCEQ opens the discussion of one aspect of the EOG site: the approval on EOGs application to continually disburse silica and other air contaminants into the North Texas air for many years, perhaps decades.
OSHA has stated that crystalline silica has been classified as a human lung carcinogen. Before TCEQ grants the Air Quality Permit, common sense and a concern for public health dictate that the TCEQ should conduct an independent public study disclosing the extent of territory where people would be negatively affected by the cumulative daily release of silica from both the plant and from the unearthing of silica over a wide area.
We encourage you to attend the meeting to better understand how the TCEQ plans to allow EOG Resources to spread this deadly material without pause. The meeting will take place tomorrow (July 11) at the Gainesville Community Center (311 S. Weaver). Plan to be there at 6:15 to get a seat.
At the last meeting EOG instructed their employees to attend so they stacked the meeting room and many of the residents couldn’t get in.
EOG has made some horrible messes in Montague County already.
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I wish I could have made it tonight. I do remember when I questioned the landman about the mineral right owner selling water to the driller on the lease where we lived, that the landman told me not to worry. He said they were sucking the water out of the Trinity aquifer for drilling (the lease was in Wise County) so my well water coming from the Paluxy aquifer wouldn’t be affected. I did a little more research and learned how others rely on the Trinity, but I guess the only thing the landman thought I cared about was how it affected me.
Send that landman to Saint Jo, and have him explain to US how he is sucking the water out of our aquifer.