Sunday, May 29, 2011

XL Keystone Dirty Tar Sands

Tar sands are an extremely dirty form of energy, so much in fact, that they were once regarded by the oil industry as too dirty to effectively refine. For every barrel of oil extracted, three to five barrels of water are forever contaminated.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Support the Clean Air Act!

Below is an excellent short
video link, Asthma Feels.
Earthjustice urges you to
tell Congress and the EPA
that we need the Clean Air
Because we ALL have a right
to breathe.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NRDC Switchboard: Amy Mall's Blog

Live on tape: The dangerous
noise emitted by natural
gas compressor stations in
Low-frequency noise (LFN)
also created by compressor
stations, can also cause
Vibroacoustic disease leading
to cardiovascular symptoms
and decreased cognitive skills.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Flaring Next to School

This gas well pad was flaring on
Saturday, April 30, 2011 about
5:p.m.. This is located just across
Highway 84 from the new Teague
Jr. / High School.

I hope the students and staff are not
exposed on school days. These releases
contain toxins, which can be harmful.
Asthma victims beware.

Coming Soon, to a County Near You

On Saturday, May 7 the Keystone pipeline had a major rupture and spill near Cogswell, North Dakota spewing 500 barrels of oil in a geyser twice the height of the surrounding trees (about 60 feet). This pipeline is owned by TransCanada, the same company proposing to build the Keystone XL pipeline (an extension of the Keystone pipeline) down through Oklahoma and Texas.

Friday, May 6, 2011

GASLAND Movie Showings Reviews

Teague Community Center
Saturday 4-30-11

Thanks to Teague Community Center
for allowing us to use their facility.
We had 12 people in attendance for
this showing, we all enjoyed this informative,
movie. We had a lively discussion after,
covering even oil drilling in Mexia, in
the fifties, and how Lake Mexia was
needed for a water source after oil
drilling contamination. Health effects,
and Noise pollution were also covered.
We handed out our new VAD brochure.
Vibro Acoustic Disease has several
symptoms, foremost thickening of the
heart muscles. See post below for more.
We are looking forward to obtaining
the movie Split Estate, which deals
with eminent domain issues.
Remember your best defense is to be informed.

GASLAND Movie Showings Reviews

Friday, 4-29-11
VFW Fairfield, Tx.

Our thanks to the VFW for
the space to show the Gasland
movie. Although only 11 folks
attended, we had a good discussion
on the movie. It was informative,
and a lot of people in our area
were unfamiliar with the term fracking,
and the dangers to water contamination
it poses.We witnessed people who could
light their tap water on fire, had plastic
substances floating in their water, and some
who received 'water buffalos' even though
their water was 'safe' by industry standards.
After the movie we showed viewers the
new noise meter obtained by CEC. It
is a REAL one, not Radio Shack variety.
Usual price $3,000.00, we were able to
purchase on sale for $2,000.00. It can
measure Low Frequency Noise. Most
people can't hear this , but it is emitted
by the 130 compressor stations in our county.
This is yet another factor in health consequences,
due to drilling. It can cause Vibro Acoustic
Disease which makes heart muscles thicken.
(Pericardium Sac)