Friday, June 25, 2010

With Every Breath I Take...

Here is a petition link to sign
for the EPA to give us clean
air in Texas. Despite Rick
Perry's absurd claim, that
Texas should be a Poster Child
for the rest of the nation in
clean air.
Unfortunately, the environ-
mental regulators appointed
by Rick Perry have received
more than 2.3 million from
energy interests in the last
three years.
American Lung Association
gives a grade of F to 21 of
30 biggest counties in the
state for their air quality.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Here is an excellent link to
a series of gas drilling stories
in PA. By staff writer Laura
Legere in the Times Tribune.
Shared from the Marcellus
Effect blog. sounds a lot like
the same irresponsible gas
drilling problems here doesn't
They are planning to drill
thousands of wells there.
People are now aware of the
dangers, and water usage it
takes to drill a well. Let's
hope the Horizon mess will
instill better safety habits.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gasland Watch "Party"

CEC members and friends you
are invited to a Gasland watch
"party". Casual living-room
setting. We will be discussing
what we can do to stop the
effects of poor drilling
practices, to our health and
RSVP soon limited seating
available. (214) 536-0610
Monday, June 21, 2010 @

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Benzene Pound for Pound We Got More

Got this map from Bluedaze
blogspot, it shows Texas
leads America in Benzene
emissions. A claim to fame,
our Governor pooh-poohs.
He thinks EPA is meddling
in our bidness, I should
hope so, as the health effects
can be deadly.
Yes, there are other causes
of benzene releases, but if
you've noticed our rural
areas lately, you know big
Gas & Oil are mighty
players. You see, more
populous areas rate more
protection, be it air, noise,
water, whatever. Maybe it's
because of more eyes to
see.... surely not because
they think we are just
"rural" folks, so check out
this link and see for your-

Saturday, June 5, 2010

BP & Halliburton Try To Buy Off Government Officials

Investigating Spill
   The Texas take on this:
Perry calls BP spill an " act of God",
at a trade association funded by BP
in May.

About a week before executive
Timothy Probert appeared be-
fore the House Energy & Com-
merce investigative sub-
committee, Halliburton donated
$1, 500 to the ranking Rep.
Joe Barton reelection effort.
Good ol' industry friendly
Smokey Joe. Be sure to read the
comments to this link.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

EPA to Take Over Parts of Texas Air Permitting

Because it's Illegal and doesn't
adhere to the Clean Air Act

Sierra Club has asked Governor
Perry to clean up our air and
water and he's failed. Last
Tuesday the EPA announced
it will take over parts of the
Texas Air Permitting Program.
Governor Perry had the audacity
to try and stop the EPA. Tell
Governor Perry to get out of
the way, and protect our