In Fort Worth TX We have added approximately 600 miles of gas gathering
pipelines.Fort Worth population 775.000 the largest of many cities sitting atop
the Barnett Shale of North Central Texas. These measure from 8" to as large
as 24" and are located in this densely populated city sometimes in the front
or backyards of many residential properties. Land taken by emminent domain.
Devaluating any properties value greatly. I have been an activist opposed to the
insanity of this infrastructure since 2005 when I tried to talk people away
from the promised fortune of gas gold beneath our feet. That failed promise is
now just as empty as they come. Some may say yhea but the jobs it brought were
good economic BOON in a recessive economy. I say Fort Worth would of servived
just fine without any of it. My biggest nightmare has yet to happen, that
catastrophic explosion that will blow some neighborhood to oblivion. 600 miles
of prior none existing pipeline and still counting the gamble seems inevitable.
Only GOD might spare us our insanity from the greed of people and the Oil and
Gas operators. The BOON might be a BOOM.
Yes, I'd rather have $8 a gallon gas, than pollute a vast water supply.
Better option is to work towards replacing oil and gas. America has
ceased to lead because it sees greater value in short-term profits than future
Midwest mom, No we would rather have $8.00 a gallon gas than have a pipe
in the ground. Better stay inside because something might happen
If Mr. Barrett's safety plan was as bogus as his building permit
applcations, then this incident was only to be expected. He has never been
honest with the countys involved.
And the oil industry wants us to trust that a pipeline going through the
Ogallala aquifer would be safe.