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Texas-size oil spill right in our own backyards - Video

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Empty Nest 1
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rEVOLution 2
aftcg 3
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Pops --- 9 years ago -

"June 18, 2010 — What's in your backyard? Not unlike the Transocean BP offshore oil spill and oil plume assaulting the Gulf coast, Texas is under assault by hundreds of underground oil plumes attacking our drinking water, aquifers and soil. There are currently 1200 polluted contamination sites found in over one hundred counties. The law requires the oil and gas operators to clean up their toxic waste and pollution. But Texas Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Railroad Commission fails the citizens of Texas by failing to enforce the laws. "What's in Your Backyard" is a documentary examining one example in Bee County where the city of Beeville and surrounding community is threatened by an underground oil plume marching towards them. Sadly the gas plant operators responsible for this contamination are well funded and capable of cleaning up this toxic mess but instead they get a free ride courtesy of the Texas Railroad Commission's failure to enforce the law. How many acres of land, water wells and aquifers need to be poisoned before our elected officials step up and enforce our state laws?"

 

aftcg --- 9 years ago -

What's sad is that no one cares in TX. Somehow this is Obama's fault says the next poster. 

johnregalman517 --- 9 years ago -

No its the fault of a dilapidated so called railroad commission and many not just pubs also dems too. Exspecially Obumma. 

smartypants --- 9 years ago -

Somehow this is Obama's fault says the next poster.

LOL!

This is going on in Pennsylvania too, where the fragging of shale for natural gas has contaminated the water tables. 

Pops --- 9 years ago -

What's sad is that no one cares in TX.

I care :) 

aftcg --- 9 years ago -

lol. There's two of us then ;) 

aftcg --- 9 years ago -

Your BF's Dick and Bush got their fair share as wellSee?
No its the fault of a dilapidated so called railroad commission and many not just pubs also dems too. Exspecially Obumma. 

rEVOLution --- 9 years ago -

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http://www.berkeywater-filter.com/Berkey-Water-FAQ.html

It's absolutely appalling what these fools allow in our water supply. No better way to wipe out an area than to poison their water, or just simply shut it off. With this filter you can filter just about any water to clean and drinkable. 

rEVOLution --- 9 years ago -

Benzene Poisoning Is another devastating event that is going to result from the catastrophe in the Gulf. 

Pops --- 9 years ago -

"No its the fault of a dilapidated so called railroad commission"

Definitely. The good news is that the current RRC can be voted out this November. His opponent, Jeff Weems, cares about Texas' environment and is sharp as a tack. I had the chance to met him about a year ago and was very impressed. Here is his website:

http://jeffweemsforcommissioner.com/ 

Pops --- 9 years ago -

Benzene Poisoning Is another devastating event that is going to result from the catastrophe in the Gulf.

Thanks for the link. Benzene is a deadly chemical and unfortunately, we already breathe it living in the Houston area. 

Empty Nest --- 9 years ago -

http://www.berkeywater-filter.com/Berkey-Water-FAQ.html

Maybe we can get together a KU group order for a discount. 

randyjet --- 9 years ago -

I used to make the stuff. I worked on the benzene toluene unit at ARCO. We were cutting down on much of the releases from the unit because it was a common chemical that was used before it was discovered to be so dangerous. In junior high we used benzene in massive quantities to clean things up in shop class. 

Pops --- 9 years ago -

The water filters are good, but "the gas plant operators responsible for this contamination are well funded and capable of cleaning up this toxic mess but instead they get a free ride courtesy of the Texas Railroad Commission's failure to enforce the law."

I say they be held responsible, uphold the law and get them to clean it up. Why leave it a toxic mess when the technology and funds are there to clean it up?

We need real environmental law enforcement. 

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